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In vitro comparison of the standard short limb cast and three configurations of short limb transfixation casts in equine forelimbs.

Authors
  • McClure, S R1
  • Watkins, J P
  • Bronson, D G
  • Ashman, R B
  • 1 Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843-4475.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Veterinary Research
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
September 1994
Volume
55
Issue
9
Pages
1331–1334
Identifiers
PMID: 7802404
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Axial stability of equine oblique proximal phalangeal osteotomies with application of the standard short limb cast or 1 of 3 configurations of transfixation casts was determined in vitro. Transfixation cast methods included use of parallel pins, divergent pins, or parallel pins incorporating a metal walking bar. Displacement at the osteotomy was recorded for each limb at 4,448 N. Standard short limb casts provided significantly (P = 0.0002) less axial stability than did any form of transfixation cast. Significant differences were not found between the 3 transfixation casts.

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