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
Surgical preparation for P3
Preparation for surgery of distal phalangeal fractures and injuries and fractures of the distal sesamoid bone
Preparation proximal sesamoids
Preparation for surgery of fractures of the proximal sesamoid bones
Preparation for arthrodesis
The horse is placed in lateral recumbency with the effected limb up.