Lateral approach for arthrocentesis of the distal interphalangeal joint in horses.

@article{Mercado1998LateralAF,
  title={Lateral approach for arthrocentesis of the distal interphalangeal joint in horses.},
  author={R Vazquez de Mercado and Susan M. Stover and Ken T Taylor and Laura Zarucco and Neil H. Willits},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={212 9},
  pages={1413-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine anatomic landmarks for a lateral approach for arthrocentesis of the proximopalmarolateral aspect of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint in horses and the likelihood of entering synovial structures other than the DIP joint through this approach. DESIGN Prospective study. SAMPLE POPULATION Paired forelimbs of 8 cadavers and 12 horses. PROCEDURE Anatomic preparations were used to determine anatomic landmarks. Positive-contrast arthrography was used to determine… CONTINUE READING