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-certified radiologist. Category 1 diagnoses included proximal suspensory desmitis or desmopathy (PSD) only. Category 2 diagnoses included PSD with concurrent enthesopathy, avulsion of MC3, or fissure fracture of proximal MC3. Category 3 diagnoses included either a

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analgesic technique failed to reduce the lameness, but a block of the lateral palmar nerve distal to the accessory carpal bone resulted in complete remission of the lameness, which suggested that desmopathy of the suspensory ligament was the major source of

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T endinopathy and desmopathy are major causes of lameness and reduced performance in horses. Tendon and ligament fibers have some elasticity, allowing for the elongation of fibers during exercise; injury occurs when the strain outweighs the

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comparison with the contralateral limb. CL lesions were categorized into 2 main types: desmopathy, which is characterized by alterations in size, echogenicity and/or the fiber pattern of the ligament only, including complete rupture of the fibers; and

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remain unaffected, desmopathy may result if no adequate cellular response occurs. 31 Typically, fibrocartilaginous metaplasia develops in ligaments and tendons subjected to compression. 34–37 It increases the resistance to compression, but reduces the

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the DDFT in 21 (60%) feet. Desmopathy of a collateral ligament of the DIP was observed in 19 (54%) feet. Treatment —In all horses, the navicular bursa of the affected limb received an injection of triamcinolone and amikacin as well as a small volume

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unilateral lameness of the affected limb that was alleviated with local or perineural analgesia; 7 (group B) had inconsistent lameness of the affected limb. The exostosis was located between the middle and distal third of the bone in all horses. Desmopathy or

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more common pathologies identified include navicular bone flexor cortex defects, distal margin fragments, degenerative change, impar or navicular suspensory ligament desmopathy, deep digital flexor tendinopathy, proximal or distal interphalangeal joint

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( 2 ): 177 – 215 . 3. Dyson S . Hindlimb lameness associated with proximal suspensory desmopathy and injury of the accessory ligament of the suspensory ligament in five horses . Equine Vet Educ . 2014 ; 26 ( 10 ): 538 – 542 . doi: 10.1111/eve

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desensitize nearby structures is also well described. 7–14 However, we are unaware of any study that has evaluated techniques to produce analgesia of the DBLPN of the hind limb in live horses. Proximal suspensory desmopathy is a common cause of lameness in

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