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Injury to the origin of the gastrocnemius muscle as a possible cause of lameness in four horses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11469578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four horses were evaluated because of hind limb lameness. Two had a distinct gait abnormality at the walk characterized by lateral rotation of the point of the calcaneus and medial rotation of the toe during the stance phase. Nuclear scintigraphy revealed a focal area of intense radioisotope uptake in the caudodistal aspect of the femur in all 4 horses, and 3 of the horses had a corresponding proliferative reaction on the caudodistal cortex of the femur on radiographs. In all 4 horses, a diagnosis of injury to the origin of the gastrocnemius muscle was made. Three of the horses returned to athletic endeavors after an extended period of rest and a gradual return to exercise. The fourth improved after 5 months of rest but became lame again when returned to exercise and was euthanatized.
T M Swor; R K Schneider; M W Ross; E J Hammer; R L Tucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  219     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-25     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman 99164, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Femur / injuries
Horse Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Horses / injuries*
Lameness, Animal / diagnosis,  etiology*,  radionuclide imaging
Muscle, Skeletal / injuries*,  radionuclide imaging
Technetium Tc 99m Medronate / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
63347-66-0/Technetium Tc 99m Medronate
Comment In:
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2001 Oct 15;219(8):1060   [PMID:  11700700 ]

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