Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Tibia: fracture - diaphyseal

Contributor(s): Chris Whitton

Introduction

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Direct external trauma, eg kick.
  • Racing injury - incomplete   →   catastrophic comminuted fracture.
  • Racing injury - fatigue failure of bone.

Specific

  • Continuing to train horse with evidence of lameness.

Pathophysiology

  • Direct trauma   →   fracture - often comminuted in adults, spiral or oblique in foals.
  • Repetitive stress   →   fatigue failure of bone in performance horses.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Prevention

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Equine Fracture Repair.Ed. A, J, Nixon, W, B, Saunders, Philadelphia.


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