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Outcome after lacerations of the superficial and deep digital flexor tendons, suspensory ligament and/or distal sesamoidean ligaments in 106 horses

Mireia Jordana-Garcia UGent, Hans Wilderjans, Jane Boswell, Jeroen Dewulf UGent, Roger KW Smith and Ann Martens UGent (2011) VETERINARY SURGERY. 40(3). p.277-283
abstract
Objective : To report outcome after the surgical treatment of lacerations of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT), deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT), suspensory ligament (SL), and/or distal sesamoidean ligaments (DSL) in horses. Study Design : Case series. Animals : Horses (n=106) with lacerations of the SDFT, DDFT, SL, and/or DSL. Methods : Medical records (1988-2002) were reviewed for signalment, limb and tendon/ligament involvement (location and extent of injury, tendon sheath involvement), method of repair, and outcome. Results : The median age of horses was 7 years and the follow-up time ranged from 1 to 10 years. Fifty-five percent of horses returned to their previous level of performance, 27% to a lower level, and 18% were euthanatized. Multivariate statistical analysis demonstrated that the number of structures transected had the most significant influence on outcome. No significant association was detected between outcome and tendon sheath involvement, tendon suturing, casting, or limb affected. Fetlock hyperextension was the most significant complication. Conclusions : A high survival rate can be expected after SDFT, DDFT, SL, and/or DSL lacerations in horses, but only 55% of affected horses returned to their previous activity level. The number of structures affected was the major factor determining whether horses returned to an equal level of performance.
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LIMBS, TENORRHAPHY
journal title
VETERINARY SURGERY
Vet. Surg.
volume
40
issue
3
pages
277 - 283
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Article
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000289117900004
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VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
1.265 (2011)
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40/141 (2011)
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2 (2011)
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0161-3499
DOI
10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00814.x
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English
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A1
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1933714
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1933714
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  abstract     = {Objective : To report outcome after the surgical treatment of lacerations of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT), deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT), suspensory ligament (SL), and/or distal sesamoidean ligaments (DSL) in horses. 
Study Design : Case series. 
Animals : Horses (n=106) with lacerations of the SDFT, DDFT, SL, and/or DSL. 
Methods : Medical records (1988-2002) were reviewed for signalment, limb and tendon/ligament involvement (location and extent of injury, tendon sheath involvement), method of repair, and outcome. 
Results : The median age of horses was 7 years and the follow-up time ranged from 1 to 10 years. Fifty-five percent of horses returned to their previous level of performance, 27\% to a lower level, and 18\% were euthanatized. Multivariate statistical analysis demonstrated that the number of structures transected had the most significant influence on outcome. No significant association was detected between outcome and tendon sheath involvement, tendon suturing, casting, or limb affected. Fetlock hyperextension was the most significant complication. 
Conclusions : A high survival rate can be expected after SDFT, DDFT, SL, and/or DSL lacerations in horses, but only 55\% of affected horses returned to their previous activity level. The number of structures affected was the major factor determining whether horses returned to an equal level of performance.},
  author       = {Jordana-Garcia, Mireia and Wilderjans, Hans and Boswell, Jane and Dewulf, Jeroen and Smith, Roger KW and Martens, Ann},
  issn         = {0161-3499},
  journal      = {VETERINARY SURGERY},
  keyword      = {LIMBS,TENORRHAPHY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {277--283},
  title        = {Outcome after lacerations of the superficial and deep digital flexor tendons, suspensory ligament and/or distal sesamoidean ligaments in 106 horses},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00814.x},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Jordana-Garcia, Mireia, Hans Wilderjans, Jane Boswell, Jeroen Dewulf, Roger KW Smith, and Ann Martens. 2011. “Outcome After Lacerations of the Superficial and Deep Digital Flexor Tendons, Suspensory Ligament And/or Distal Sesamoidean Ligaments in 106 Horses.” Veterinary Surgery 40 (3): 277–283.
APA
Jordana-Garcia, M., Wilderjans, H., Boswell, J., Dewulf, J., Smith, R. K., & Martens, A. (2011). Outcome after lacerations of the superficial and deep digital flexor tendons, suspensory ligament and/or distal sesamoidean ligaments in 106 horses. VETERINARY SURGERY, 40(3), 277–283.
Vancouver
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Jordana-Garcia M, Wilderjans H, Boswell J, Dewulf J, Smith RK, Martens A. Outcome after lacerations of the superficial and deep digital flexor tendons, suspensory ligament and/or distal sesamoidean ligaments in 106 horses. VETERINARY SURGERY. 2011;40(3):277–83.
MLA
Jordana-Garcia, Mireia, Hans Wilderjans, Jane Boswell, et al. “Outcome After Lacerations of the Superficial and Deep Digital Flexor Tendons, Suspensory Ligament And/or Distal Sesamoidean Ligaments in 106 Horses.” VETERINARY SURGERY 40.3 (2011): 277–283. Print.