Long-term outcome of arthrodesis of the proximal interphalangeal joint in two adult warmblood horses using a locking compression plate and four lag screws
- K. Baranková
- L. N. Rassmussen
- H. C. Wilderjans
Two adult warmblood horses with a history of chronic hind limb lameness originating from the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) were presented at the equine hospital De Bosdreef (Belgium) between 2016 and 2017. Based on the case history and orthopedic examination, chronic osteoarthrosis (OA) of the PIPJ was diagnosed in both horses. A modified surgical arthrodesis of the PIPJ was performed using a central dorsal three-hole proximal interphalangeal locking compression plate (PIP plate) and four 5.5 mm transarticular cortical screws placed in a lag fashion (TCS-LF). The procedure resulted in an early bone bridging of the PIPJ and a return of the horses to the intended use within ten months after the surgery.
How to Cite:
Baranková, K. & Rassmussen, L. & Wilderjans, H., (2019) “Long-term outcome of arthrodesis of the proximal interphalangeal joint in two adult warmblood horses using a locking compression plate and four lag screws”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 88(4), 207-2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v88i4.16010