Results of Plate Fixation of Third Metacarpal and Metatarsal Diaphyseal Fractures

Abstract

Diaphyseal fractures of the third metacarpal (MCIII) or metatarsal (MTIII) bones are not common in horses, although they are seen regularly in equine athletes. These fractures are as many as one third of all long-bone fractures in the horse. Treatment options for MCIII/MTIII fractures include internal fixation, external coaptation, and a combination of the… (More)

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