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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 the intermediate facet

Frontal fractures of the intermediate facet of the third carpal bone

Frontal fractures of the intermediate facet 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:

  1. Lateromedial (LM) views
  2. Flexed LM views
  3. Flexed dorsoproximal dorsodistaloblique (flexed D30Pr-DDiO) (skyline) views
  4. Dorsomedial-palmarolateral oblique (DM-PaLO) views
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