Treatment of carpal (knee) lameness in horses.

The carpus (knee) of the horse is comprised of three joints, with 2 rows of 7 (or sometimes 8) carpal bones between the radius (forearm) and the canon bone. (see…

Treatment of lameness in the distal limb (coffin joint and pastern joint) of the horse.

In this article we discuss the treatment of lameness in the distal limb of the horse related to osteoarthritis of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) or ‘coffin’ joint, and the proximal…

Treatment of Fetlock Lameness in Horses

Lameness of the fetlock joint in horses is fairly common. The fetlock joint (metacarpophalangeal/metatarsophalangeal joint) is a high motion joint with a small cross-sectional area and little soft tissue covering,…

Novel treatment of stifle lameness in a horse

The horse’s stifle is often considered particularly complex because of the large number of associated intraarticular and periarticular soft tissue structures [1]. Furthermore, injuries to the soft tissues oftentimes occur…

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