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Treatment of Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis by Arthrodesis in 12 Horses

Veterinary Surgery/Treatment of Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis by Arthrodesis in 12 Horses

Veterinary Surgery
Volume 38 Issue 8, Pages 1006 - 1011
Published Online: 8 Dec 2009
SPENCER M. BARBER, DVM, Diplomate ACVS 1 , LUCA PANIZZI, Dr Med Vet 1 , and HAYLEY M. LANG 1
1 Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Corresponding author: Dr. Spencer Barber, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. E-mail: spence.barber@usask.ca

"...Presented in part at the 2003 Western Canadian Association of Equine Practitioners, Calgary, AB, Canada, January 2003; 2003 American College of Veterinary Surgeons Symposium, Washington, DC, October 2003; and 2004 Veterinary Orthopedic Society, Big Sky Montana, February 2004. ...

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate arthrodesis as a treatment for carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis (CMC-OA). ...

...Conclusion: A drilling technique that produced CMC arthrodesis, allowed most horses to return to their original activity and was considered successful by all clients."

Clinical Relevance: Arthrodesis of the CMC joint should be considered a treatment option for CMC-OA.

Submitted December 2008; Accepted June 2009
DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER (DOI)
10.1111/j.1532-950X.2009.00590.x About DOI

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