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Offers a long-awaited Second Edition of this comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference for fracture repair in horses
The Second Edition of Equine Fracture Repair has been thoroughly revised and updated to present the most current information on fracture repair in horses. Written to be accessible, the text is logically arranged, presenting the most authoritative information on equine fracture repair with explanations of the expected outcomes. The book provides valuable insight as to whether a fracture should be repaired, the degree of difficulty of the procedure, and a wealth of practical information on surgical techniques.
This fully revised Second Edition offers a valuable tool for veterinarians making clinical decisions when faced with horse fractures, covering emergency care and splinting, the most current innovative techniques in equine fracture repair, and new implant systems. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the revised edition continues to be the essential reference to the subject.
This essential resource: - Offers a revised edition of the most comprehensive reference on the repair of fracture in horses, with complete information on patient assessment, emergency splinting and casting, and guidance in treatment choices - Includes contributions from leading experts in the field - Presents information organized by fracture type for quick access - Provides valuable outcome assessment with helpful discussions of the degree of difficulty to aid in case management, incorporating information on the newest techniques and implant systems - Concludes with extensive information on the identification and management of complications associated with fractures and repair methods
This revised and updated edition of Equine Fracture Repair continues to provide a comprehensive resource for understanding the most effective and current techniques available for the treatment of fractures in horses.
CONTENTS: SECTION 1. Introduction CHAPTER 1. Bone Structure and the Response of Bone to Stress CHAPTER 2. Fracture Biomechanics CHAPTER 3. Fracture Healing CHAPTER 4. General Considerations in Selecting Cases for Fracture Repair CHAPTER 5. Racetrack Fracture Management and Emergency Care CHAPTER 6. First Aid and Transportation of Equine Fracture Patients CHAPTER 7. Perioperative Considerations CHAPTER 8. Surgical Equipment and Implants for Fracture Repair CHAPTER 9. Principles of Fracture Fixation CHAPTER 10. Application of the Locking Compression Plate (LCP) CHAPTER 11. Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes CHAPTER 12. Biologic Agents to Enhance Fracture Healing CHAPTER 13. Casting and Transfixed Casting Techniques SECTION 2. Specific Fractures CHAPTER 14. Fractures of the Distal Phalanx CHAPTER 15. Fractures of the Navicular Bone CHAPTER 16. Arthrodesis of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint CHAPTER 17. Fractures of the Middle Phalanx CHAPTER 18. Arthrodesis of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint CHAPTER 19. Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx CHAPTER 20. Fetlock Fractures and Luxations CHAPTER 21. Fractures of the Proximal Sesamoid Bones CHAPTER 22. Fractures of the Condyles of the Third Metacarpal and Metatarsal Bones CHAPTER 23. Arthrodesis of the Metacarpo/Metatarso-Phalangeal Joint CHAPTER 24. Fractures of the Third Metacarpal/Metatarsal Diaphysis and Metaphysis CHAPTER 25. Third Metacarpal Dorsal Stress Fractures CHAPTER 26. Fractures of the Small Metacarpal and Metatarsal (Splint) Bones CHAPTER 27. Fractures of the Carpus CHAPTER 28. Carpal Arthrodesis CHAPTER 29. Fractures of the Radius CHAPTER 30. Fractures of the Ulna CHAPTER 31. Fractures of the Humerus CHAPTER 32. Shoulder Luxation CHAPTER 33. Fractures of the Scapula CHAPTER 34. Fractures and Luxations of the Hock CHAPTER 35. Fractures of the Tibia CHAPTER 36. Fractures of the Stifle CHAPTER 37. Fractures of the Femur CHAPTER 38. Luxation and Subluxation of the Coxo-Femoral Joint CHAPTER 39. Fractures of the Pelvis CHAPTER 40. Fractures of the Vertebrae CHAPTER 41. Fractures of the Head CHAPTER 42. Medical Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Horses SECTION 3. Postoperative Aspects of Fracture Repair CHAPTER 43. Systems for Recovery from Anesthesia CHAPTER 44. Post Anesthetic Myopathy CHAPTER 45. Implant Removal CHAPTER 46. Orthopedic Implant Failure CHAPTER 47. Delayed Union, Nonunion, and Malunion CHAPTER 48. Osteomyelitis CHAPTER 49. Stress Induced Laminitis CHAPTER 50. New Implant Systems
Author: Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS, is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA, and orthopedic surgeon at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists private practice in New York City, New York, USA.