Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Jeffrey Watkins

Phalanges Middle phalanx, Biaxial eminence, Double-plate fixation

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Glossary

Aftercare

The horse is put in a half-limb cast for recovery.
This cast is changed 2-3 weeks post surgery. The horse is maintained in the second cast or a bandage cast for an additional 3-6 weeks, depending on the perceived strength and stability of the fixation and horse’s progress postoperatively.
The horse is confined in the stall for 3 months. After 6 weeks, providing the horse’s clinical and radiographic progress is satisfactory, hand-walking exercises are introduced.
After 3 months, including the 6 weeks of hand-walking exercise, gradual access to free paddock activity is allowed providing the clinical and radiographic progress is satisfactory.

v1.3 2013-11-20