|Return to athletic function|
Because of the displaced nature of the fracture, disrupted articular surfaces and discomfort, reduction and internal fixation is the only option for future athletic performance or comfortable long-term weight bearing.
Some horses suffer from pre-existing osteoarthritis, which may preclude successful return to athletic function. Often, arthroscopic evaluation of the joint post repair is performed to remove osteochondral fragments or treat additional joint disease.
|Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills|
|Some specialized surgical experience|
|Highly experienced and skilled surgeon|
|Basic equipment only|
|Simple surgical and imaging resources|
|Full specialized surgical and imaging resources|