Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Lawrence Bramlage

Phalanges Fetlock joint, Disruption, Arthrodesis with tension band and wire

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Approach to the fetlock joint

Since the fetlock joint will not fully open in any position, the collateral ligament is detached using an iatrogenic condylar fracture, which is created with a bone saw.

Note: An alternate technique involves the transection of the lateral collateral - and the metacarposesamoidean ligament, instead of the iatrogenic condylar fracture.


v1.3 2013-11-20