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Larry Bramlage, Wayne McIlwraith

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Jörg Auer

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3rd carpal bone: Sagittal slab fractures of the radial facet

Sagittal fractures of the radial facet of the third carpal bone

Sagittal fractures of the radial facet of the third carpal bone are usually non-displaced, but there can be a fracture gap of up to 2 mm. The horse presents with lameness and joint effusion. The fracture is confirmed radiographically.

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Imaging

These fractures are demonstrated with:

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

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  • Dorsolateral-palmaromedial oblique (DL-PmMO) views

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

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This radiographic view shows a sagittal fracture of the radial facet of the third carpal bone in the flexed dorsoproximal dorsodistaloblique (flexed D30Pr-DDiO) (skyline) view.

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