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Equine fracture repair
Equine fracture repair
2nd ed, 906 pages, 1200 ill., John Wiley & Sons, January 2020

Item Code: EQUIN332
ISBN: 9780813815862
Weigth: 2500 g
Species: Horse
Discipline: Orthopaedic surgery
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Offers a long-awaited Second Edition of this comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference for fracture repair in horses 
The Second Edition of Equine Fracture Repair has been thoroughly revised and updated to present the most current information on fracture repair in horses. Written to be accessible, the text is logically arranged, presenting the most authoritative information on equine fracture repair with explanations of the expected outcomes. The book provides valuable insight as to whether a fracture should be repaired, the degree of difficulty of the procedure, and a wealth of practical information on surgical techniques.
This fully revised Second Edition offers a valuable tool for veterinarians making clinical decisions when faced with horse fractures, covering emergency care and splinting, the most current innovative techniques in equine fracture repair, and new implant systems. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the revised edition continues to be the essential reference to the subject. This essential resource:
  • Offers a revised edition of the most comprehensive reference on the repair of fracture in horses, with complete information on patient assessment, emergency splinting and casting, and guidance in treatment choices
  • Includes contributions from leading experts in the field
  • Presents information organized by fracture type for quick access
  • Provides valuable outcome assessment with helpful discussions of the degree of difficulty to aid in case management, incorporating information on the newest techniques and implant systems
  • Concludes with extensive information on the identification and management of complications associated with fractures and repair methods
This revised and updated edition of Equine Fracture Repair continues to provide a comprehensive resource for understanding the most effective and current techniques available for the treatment of fractures in horses.
Contributors xi
Preface to the Second Edition xiv
Preface to the First Edition xv
Acknowledgments xvi
Part I Introduction 1
1 Bone Structure and the Response of Bone to Stress 3
Mark D. Markel
2 Fracture Biomechanics 12
Mark D. Markel
3 Fracture Healing 24
Mark D. Markel
4 General Considerations for Fracture Repair 35
Alan J. Nixon
5 Racetrack Fracture Management and Emergency Care 44
Ian M. Wright
6 First Aid and Transportation of Equine Fracture Patients 83
Larry R. Bramlage
7 Perioperative Considerations 91
Alan J. Nixon
8 Surgical Equipment and Implants for Fracture Repair 107
Joerg A. Auer
9 Principles of Fracture Fixation 127
Alan J. Nixon, Joerg A. Auer , and Jeffrey P. Watkins
10 Application of the Locking Compression Plate (LCP) 156
Dean W. Richardson
11 Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes 163
Mark D. Markel
12 Biologic Agents to Enhance Fracture Healing 173
Mark D. Markel and Howard Seeherman
13 Casting and Transfixation Casting Techniques 188
Ashlee E. Watts and Lisa A. Fortier
Part II Specific Fractures 219
14 Fractures of the Distal Phalanx 221
Alan J. Nixon, Norm G. Ducharme, and Alicia L. Bertone
15 Fractures of the Navicular Bone 242
Michael C. Schramme and Roger K.W. Smith
16 Arthrodesis of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint 257
Chad J. Zubrod and Robert K. Schneider
17 Fractures of the Middle Phalanx 264
Jeffrey P. Watkins
18 Arthrodesis of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint 277
Jeffrey P. Watkins
19 Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx 295
Dean W. Richardson
20 Fractures and Luxations of the Fetlock 320
C. Wayne McIlwraith
21 Fractures of the Proximal Sesamoid Bones 341
Ian M. Wright
22 Fractures of the Condyles of the Third Metacarpal and Metatarsal Bones 378
Ian M. Wright and Alan J. Nixon
23 Arthrodesis of the Metacarpo/Metatarsophalangeal Joint 425
Larry R. Bramlage
24 Fractures of the Third Metacarpal/Metatarsal Diaphysis and Metaphysis 436
Robert K. Schneider and Sarah N. Sampson
25 Third Metacarpal Dorsal Stress Fractures 452
Alan J. Nixon, Sue Stover, and David M. Nunamaker
26 Fractures of the Small Metacarpal and Metatarsal (Splint) Bones 465
Alan J. Nixon and Lisa A. Fortier
27 Fractures of the Carpus 480
C. Wayne McIlwraith
28 Arthrodesis of the Carpus 515
Larry R. Bramlage and Alan J. Ruggles
29 Fractures of the Radius 527
Joerg A. Auer
30 Fractures of the Ulna 545
Alan J. Nixon
31 Fractures of the Humerus 567
Alan J. Nixon and Jeffrey P. Watkins
32 Luxation of the Shoulder 588
Ashlee E. Watts and Alan J. Nixon
33 Fractures of the Scapula 603
Stephen B. Adams and Alan J. Nixon
34 Fractures and Luxations of the Hock 613
Alan J. Nixon
35 Fractures of the Tibia 648
Jeffrey P. Watkins and Sarah N. Sampson
36 Fractures of the Stifle 664
Alan J. Nixon
37 Fractures of the Femur 688
Alan J. Nixon, Larry R. Bramlage, and Steven R. Hance
38 Luxation and Subluxation of the Coxofemoral Joint 706
Alan J. Nixon and Norm G. Ducharme
39 Fractures of the Pelvis 723
Norm G. Ducharme and Alan J. Nixon
40 Fractures of the Vertebrae 734
Alan J. Nixon
41 Fractures of the Head 770
Anton E. Fuerst and Joerg A. Auer
42 Medical Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Horses 800
Stephen M. Reed
Part III Postoperative Aspects of Fracture Repair 805
43 Systems for Recovery from Anesthesia 807
John B. Madison
44 Postanesthetic Myopathy 814
Manuel Martin-Flores and Robin D. Gleed
45 Implant Removal 823
Alan J. Ruggles
46 Orthopedic Implant Failure 831
David M. Nunamaker
47 Delayed Union, Nonunion, and Malunion 835
Norm G. Ducharme and Alan J. Nixon
48 Osteomyelitis 851
Laurie R. Goodrich
49 Stress-induced Laminitis 874
Scott Morrison
50 New Implant Systems 885
Joerg A. Auer
Index 892
Author(s) CV
Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS, is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA, and Senior Orthopedic Surgeon at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists private practice in Elmont, New York, USA.
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