Equine Fracture Repair 2nd Edition


Equine Fracture Repair, 2nd Edition

Equine Fracture Repair 2Nd Edition Pdf

By Alan J. Nixon

Equine Fracture Repair 2nd Edition PDF has been thoroughly revised and updated to present the most current information on fracture repair in horses. Written to be accessible, the text is logically arranged, presenting the most authoritative information on equine fracture repair with explanations of the expected outcomes. The book provides valuable insight as to whether a fracture should be repaired, the degree of difficulty of the procedure, and a wealth of practical information on surgical techniques.

This fully revised Second Edition offers a valuable tool for veterinarians making clinical decisions when faced with horse fractures, covering emergency care and splinting, the most current innovative techniques in equine fracture repair, and new implant systems. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the revised edition continues to be the essential reference to the subject. This essential resource:

  • Offers a revised edition of the most comprehensive reference on the repair of fracture in horses, with complete information on patient assessment, emergency splinting and casting, and guidance in treatment choices
  • Includes contributions from leading experts in the field
  • Presents information organized by fracture type for quick access
  • Provides valuable outcome assessment with helpful discussions of the degree of difficulty to aid in case management, incorporating information on the newest techniques and implant systems
  • Concludes with extensive information on the identification and management of complications associated with fractures and repair methods

This revised and updated edition of Equine Fracture Repair continues to provide a comprehensive resource for understanding the most effective and current techniques available for the treatment of fractures in horses.

Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Preface to the Second Edition xiv

Preface to the First Edition xv

Acknowledgments xvi

Part I Introduction 1

1 Bone Structure and the Response of Bone to Stress 3
Mark D. Markel

2 Fracture Biomechanics 12
Mark D. Markel

3 Fracture Healing 24
Mark D. Markel

4 General Considerations for Fracture Repair 35
Alan J. Nixon

5 Racetrack Fracture Management and Emergency Care 44
Ian M. Wright

6 First Aid and Transportation of Equine Fracture Patients 83
Larry R. Bramlage

7 Perioperative Considerations 91
Alan J. Nixon

8 Surgical Equipment and Implants for Fracture Repair 107
Joerg A. Auer

9 Principles of Fracture Fixation 127
Alan J. Nixon, Joerg A. Auer , and Jeffrey P. Watkins

10 Application of the Locking Compression Plate (LCP) 156
Dean W. Richardson

11 Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes 163
Mark D. Markel

12 Biologic Agents to Enhance Fracture Healing 173
Mark D. Markel and Howard Seeherman

13 Casting and Transfixation Casting Techniques 188
Ashlee E. Watts and Lisa A. Fortier

Part II Specific Fractures 219

14 Fractures of the Distal Phalanx 221
Alan J. Nixon, Norm G. Ducharme, and Alicia L. Bertone

15 Fractures of the Navicular Bone 242
Michael C. Schramme and Roger K.W. Smith

16 Arthrodesis of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint 257
Chad J. Zubrod and Robert K. Schneider

17 Fractures of the Middle Phalanx 264
Jeffrey P. Watkins

18 Arthrodesis of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint 277
Jeffrey P. Watkins

19 Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx 295
Dean W. Richardson

20 Fractures and Luxations of the Fetlock 320
C. Wayne McIlwraith

21 Fractures of the Proximal Sesamoid Bones 341
Ian M. Wright

22 Fractures of the Condyles of the Third Metacarpal and Metatarsal Bones 378
Ian M. Wright and Alan J. Nixon

23 Arthrodesis of the Metacarpo/Metatarsophalangeal Joint 425
Larry R. Bramlage

24 Fractures of the Third Metacarpal/Metatarsal Diaphysis and Metaphysis 436
Robert K. Schneider and Sarah N. Sampson

25 Third Metacarpal Dorsal Stress Fractures 452
Alan J. Nixon, Sue Stover, and David M. Nunamaker

26 Fractures of the Small Metacarpal and Metatarsal (Splint) Bones 465
Alan J. Nixon and Lisa A. Fortier

27 Fractures of the Carpus 480
C. Wayne McIlwraith

28 Arthrodesis of the Carpus 515
Larry R. Bramlage and Alan J. Ruggles

29 Fractures of the Radius 527
Joerg A. Auer

30 Fractures of the Ulna 545
Alan J. Nixon

31 Fractures of the Humerus 567
Alan J. Nixon and Jeffrey P. Watkins

32 Luxation of the Shoulder 588
Ashlee E. Watts and Alan J. Nixon

33 Fractures of the Scapula 603
Stephen B. Adams and Alan J. Nixon

34 Fractures and Luxations of the Hock 613
Alan J. Nixon

35 Fractures of the Tibia 648
Jeffrey P. Watkins and Sarah N. Sampson

36 Fractures of the Stifle 664
Alan J. Nixon

37 Fractures of the Femur 688
Alan J. Nixon, Larry R. Bramlage, and Steven R. Hance

38 Luxation and Subluxation of the Coxofemoral Joint 706
Alan J. Nixon and Norm G. Ducharme

39 Fractures of the Pelvis 723
Norm G. Ducharme and Alan J. Nixon

40 Fractures of the Vertebrae 734
Alan J. Nixon

41 Fractures of the Head 770
Anton E. Fuerst and Joerg A. Auer

42 Medical Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Horses 800
Stephen M. Reed

Part III Postoperative Aspects of Fracture Repair 805

43 Systems for Recovery from Anesthesia 807
John B. Madison

44 Postanesthetic Myopathy 814
Manuel Martin‐Flores and Robin D. Gleed

45 Implant Removal 823
Alan J. Ruggles

46 Orthopedic Implant Failure 831
David M. Nunamaker

47 Delayed Union, Nonunion, and Malunion 835
Norm G. Ducharme and Alan J. Nixon

48 Osteomyelitis 851
Laurie R. Goodrich

49 Stress‐induced Laminitis 874
Scott Morrison

50 New Implant Systems 885
Joerg A. Auer

Index 892

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