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Alan Ruggles, Jeffrey Watkins

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Jörg Auer

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Introduction to ulnar fractures

1. Causes

Fractures of the equine ulna and olecranon are often caused by direct trauma. In foals, they often result from a fall, whereas in adult horses they frequently occur as a result of a kick by another horse.

Ulnar fractures introduction

2. Fracture types overview

Overview of olecranon fracture types:

  • Type 1a (only in young foals)
  • Type 1b (mainly in foals)
  • Type 2
  • Type 3
  • Type 4
  • Type 5
Ulnar fractures introduction

In addition there are fractures of the ulnar body, which are usually minimally displaced.

Ulnar fractures introduction