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Larry Bramlage, Wayne McIlwraith

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Jörg Auer

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3rd carpal bone: Frontal slab fractures of both facets

Frontal fractures of both facets of the third carpal bone

Frontal fractures of both facets of the third carpal bone can be non-displaced or displaced. Both instances present with lameness and joint effusion. The nature of the fracture is confirmed with radiographs.

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Imaging

These fractures are demonstrated with:

  • Lateromedial (LM) views
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  • Flexed LM views

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  • Flexed dorsoproximal dorsodistal oblique (flexed D30Pr-DDiO) (skyline) views.

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