Quantitative evaluation of equine deep digital flexor tendon morphology using magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Murray2004QuantitativeEO,
  title={Quantitative evaluation of equine deep digital flexor tendon morphology using magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={R. Charles Murray and Bridget L Roberts and Michael C. Schramme and Sue J Dyson and Marion V. Branch},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={103-11}
}
Injury of the distal aspect of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) is a recognized cause of lameness, but diagnosis is difficult. This study aimed to improve understanding of DDFT morphology and pathology using retrospective evaluation of magnetic resonance (MR) images. We hypothesized that: (1) The distal aspect of the DDFT in normal horses would have a repeatable proximal/distal pattern and symmetry between limbs and between lobes; (2) DDFT dimensions would be related to bodyweight… CONTINUE READING