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

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Jörg Auer

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Proximal phalanx: Multifragmentary fractures

Fracture characteristics and diagnosis

Comminuted fractures of the proximal phalanx occur in all breeds in all activities. They come in a variety of configurations.
Clinical signs are acute severe lameness with soft-tissue swelling of the fetlock and pastern region and possible axial deformity.
A complete radiographic series is required to properly evaluate the full extent of the fracture.

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