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Jörg Auer, Larry Bramlage, Patricia Hogan, Alan Ruggles, Jeffrey Watkins

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Jörg Auer

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Approach for corrective osteotomy of the equine phalanges

The skin incision is made dorsolaterally over the common/long digital extensor tendon. The incision extends from the carpo-metacarpal/-tarsal joint to the distal McIII/MtIII physis.

approach for corrective osteotomy

The lateral digital extensor tendon is split longitudinally and a “Z-plasty” created if additional exposure is needed.

approach for corrective osteotomy
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