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Larry Bramlage, Wayne McIlwraith

Executive Editor

Jörg Auer

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Preparation for arthrodesis

1. Lateral position

The limb is prepared for aseptic surgery. The horse is placed in lateral recumbency with the injured limb most often placed up, because most deformities are of the varus type. If the injuries or degenerative arthritis have created a valgus deformity, then the injured limb would be placed down.

lateral recumbency