Repair of Complete Dorsal Fracture of the Proximal Phalanx in Two Horses


Diplomate ACVS, Young-Crawford Veterinary Clinic, Box 2, Site 14, RR 3, Innisfail, Alberta, Canada, T4G 1T8


Simple complete dorsal fractures of the proximal phalanx were repaired in 2 mature pleasure horses with cortical bone screws placed in lag fashion. Healing occurred within 12 weeks and both horses returned to their previous performance level of light pleasure riding within 6 months of injury.