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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 radial facet

Frontal fractures of the radial facet of the third carpal bone

Frontal fractures of the radial 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:

  • Lateromedial (LM) views
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  • Flexed LM views

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  • Dorsolateral-palmaromedial oblique (DL-PmMO) views

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  • Flexed dorsoproximal dorsodistaloblique (flexed D30Pr-DDiO) (skyline) views

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This x-ray shows a complete non-displaced fracture in the skyline view.

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This x-ray shows a complete non-displaced fracture in the DL-PmMO view.

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