Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Wayne McIlwraith, Larry Bramlage


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Lateral recumbency

The lateral position is an option favored by some surgeons.

Dorsal recumbency

All procedures are carried out by the author in dorsal recumbency with the leg flexed.
Draping is done to allow for flexed lateral to medial and DPr-DDiO (skyline) radiographs intraoperatively.

Preparation for arthrodesis

The limb is prepared for aseptic surgery. The horse is placed in lateral recumbency with the injured limb most often placed up, because most deformities are of the varus type. If the injuries or degenerative arthritis have created a valgus deformity, then the injured limb would be placed down.

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