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Diagnosis and treatment of ligamentous and meniscal injuries in the equine stifle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16297726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The accuracy of the diagnosis of ligamentous and meniscal injuries in the equine stifle has improved significantly in the last 20 years. There are, however, significant limitations in the diagnosis of stifle injuries because of the size and anatomy of the equine stifle. Treatment of soft tissue injuries to the equine stifle has been empirical,with only a few large case studies for specific conditions of stifle ligaments and menisci and only retrospective case studies of the outcome of treatment. This article describes the diagnosis and treatment of ligamentous and meniscal injuries in the equine stifle using information from the author's own experience and from reports in the scientific literature.
John P Walmsley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0749-0739     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Equine Pract.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-21     Completed Date:  2006-01-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511904     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  651-72, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7JG, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Arthrography / methods,  veterinary*
Diagnosis, Differential
Horses / injuries*,  surgery
Ligaments, Articular / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Menisci, Tibial / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Range of Motion, Articular
Soft Tissue Injuries / veterinary*
Stifle / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Treatment Outcome

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