Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Lawrence Bramlage, Alan Ruggles, Jörg Auer, Jeffrey Watkins


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There is no preparation associated with the therapy you selected. However, the list below shows all available preparations.

Lateral recumbency

The horse is placed in lateral recumbency with the affected limb uppermost.

Preparation for osteotomies

The patient is positioned in lateral recumbency. Placement of the limb up or down is determined by the configuration of the osteotomy needed. This is determined from the preoperative planning.

Surgical preparation for P2

Preparation for surgery of middle phalangeal fractures and injuries

Preparation for arthrodesis

The horse is placed in lateral recumbency with the effected limb up.
For the traumatic indications of a fetlock arthrodesis, a tourniquet should never be used because of the vascular damage caused.

v1.3 2013-11-20