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Tenoscopic surgical treatment of tears of the manica flexoria in 53 horses.
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PMID:  23198921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To determine typical clinical features associated with tears of the manica flexoria (MF) and prognosis for return to athletic function after surgical resection.
STUDY DESIGN: Case series.
METHODS: Medical records (January 2001-December 2011) of horses that underwent tenoscopic surgical treatment of MF tears were reviewed and outcome obtained by telephone questionnaire of owners.
RESULTS: Fifty three horses (65 MF tears) were treated; 83% were cobs or ponies. Injuries occurred more frequently in hindlimbs (85%) and effusion of the digital flexor tendon sheath was associated with all MF tears. Follow-up (>3 months after surgery) revealed that 42 horses (79%) returned to pre-injury level of ridden exercise, 7 horses returned to a lower level of exercise, 3 remained lame, and 1 was euthanatized.
CONCLUSIONS: Injury to the MF is most likely to occur in hindlimbs with cobs and ponies overrepresented.
Judith Alice Findley; Fil De Oliveira; Bruce Bladon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary surgery : VS     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1532-950X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8113214     Medline TA:  Vet Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  924-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Copyright 2012 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Phillip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, United Kingdom.
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