Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Phalanges Proximal phalanx, Angular Limb Deformities, Growth acceleration

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Glossary

Aftercare

The surgical site is covered with a pressure bandage for 4 days. The bandage is changed and left in place for a week.
No additional bandaging is needed.

The foal is kept in a restricted area with limited exercise until the majority of the deformity is corrected.

Left: 1-month old Arabian foal with a marked bilateral varus deformity at the distal McIII.
Right: dorsoplamar radiographic view of the left metacarpophalangeal region showing a 7°varus deformity and new bone proliferation at the physis.

Left: appearance of the limbs 75 days postoperatively showing good correction of the deformities.
Right: 75-day follow up dorsoplamar radiographic view of the left metacarpophalangeal region after transcutaneous periosteal stripping at the distal medial aspect of McIII in both limbs. Some slight periosteal reaction can be seen medially at the level of the physis, but smaller than at the time of surgery. Good correction was achieved.

v1.3 2013-11-20