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Alan Ruggles, Jeffrey Watkins

Executive Editor

Jörg Auer

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Lateral recumbency

1. Positioning

The patient is positioned in lateral recumbency with the affected limb uppermost.

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Securing the horse to the table so that traction can be applied to the fractured limb during the surgical preparation and intraoperatively to aid in fracture reduction is helpful.

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2. Preparation for surgery

The wide area around the surgical site is clipped and prepared for aseptic surgery.

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