Equine Fracture Repair

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Alan J. Nixon
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 9, 2020 - Medical - 928 pages

Offers a long-awaited Second Edition of this comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference for fracture repair in horses

The Second Edition of Equine Fracture Repair 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.

 

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Contents

Fracture Biomechanics
12
General Considerations for Fracture Repair
35
First Aid and Transportation of Equine Fracture Patients
83
Surgical Equipment and Implants for Fracture Repair
107
Principles of Fracture Fixation
127
Application of the Locking Compression Plate LCP
156
Biologic Agents to Enhance Fracture Healing
173
Casting and Transfixation Casting Techniques
188
Fractures of the Carpus
480
Arthrodesis of the Carpus
515
Fractures of the Radius
527
Fractures of the Ulna
545
Fractures of the Humerus
567
Luxation of the Shoulder
588
Fractures of the Scapula
603
Fractures of the Tibia
648

Specific Fractures
219
Fractures of the Navicular Bone
242
Arthrodesis of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint
257
Arthrodesis of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint
277
Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx
295
Fractures and Luxations of the Fetlock
320
Fractures of the Proximal Sesamoid Bones
341
Fractures of the Condyles of the Third Metacarpal and Metatarsal Bones
378
Arthrodesis of the MetacarpoMetatarsophalangeal Joint
425
Third Metacarpal Dorsal Stress Fractures
452
Fractures of the Small Metacarpal and Metatarsal Splint Bones
465
Fractures of the Stifle
664
Fractures of the Femur
688
Luxation and Subluxation of the Coxofemoral Joint
706
Fractures of the Pelvis
723
Fractures of the Head
770
Medical Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Horses
800
Postanesthetic Myopathy
814
Orthopedic Implant Failure
831
Osteomyelitis
851
Stressinduced Laminitis
874
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Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS, is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA, and Senior Orthopedic Surgeon at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists private practice in Elmont, New York, USA.

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