The diagnosis of lameness associated with distal limbpathology in a horse: a comparison of radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

Whitton, R.C., Buckley, C., Donovan, Tim, Wales, A.D. and Dennis, R. (1998) The diagnosis of lameness associated with distal limbpathology in a horse: a comparison of radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Veterinary Journal, 155 (3). pp. 223-229. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1090-0233(05)80014-0

Abstract

A cadaver limb from an eight-year-old horse with right forelimb lameness that was relieved with an intra-articular distal interphalangeal joint block was imaged with radiographs, spiral computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Spiral CT demonstrated several lucencies within the deep digital flexor tendon immediately proximal to the navicular bone. On MRI these areas had increased signal and there was enlargement of the tendon at this site. Effusion in the proximal interphalangeal joint and navicular bursa and thinning of the fibrocartilage of the navicular bone were also observed on MRI images. These changes were not detected on radiographs. Histopathology confirmed that there were focal areas of collagen necrosis within the deep digital flexor tendon with thinning and degenerative changes in the fibrocartilage of the navicular bone.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Veterinary Journal
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1532-2971
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 11:11
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 10:30
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1051

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