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Equine Fracture Repair, 2nd Edition




Equine Fracture Repair, 2nd Edition

Alan J. Nixon (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-813-81586-2 January 2020 Wiley-Blackwell 928 Pages

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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.

List of Contributors

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

SECTION 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Bone Structure and the Response of Bone to Stress

Mark D. Markel

CHAPTER 2 Fracture Biomechanics

Mark D. Markel

CHAPTER 3 Fracture Healing

Mark D. Markel

CHAPTER 4 General Considerations in Selecting Cases for Fracture Repair

Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 5 Racetrack Fracture Management and Emergency Care

Ian M. Wright

CHAPTER 6 First Aid and Transportation of Equine Fracture Patients

Larry R. Bramlage

CHAPTER 7 Perioperative Considerations

Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 8 Surgical Equipment and Implants for Fracture Repair

Joerg A. Auer

CHAPTER 9 Principles of Fracture Fixation

Alan J. Nixon, Joerg A. Auer, and Jeffrey P. Watkins

CHAPTER 10 Application of the Locking Compression Plate (LCP)

Dean W. Richardson

CHAPTER 11 Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes

Mark D. Markel

CHAPTER 12 Biologic Agents to Enhance Fracture Healing

Mark D. Markel

CHAPTER 13 Casting and Transfixed Casting Techniques

Ashlee E. Watts and Lisa A. Fortier

SECTION 2 Specific Fractures

CHAPTER 14 Fractures of the Distal Phalanx

Alan. J Nixon, Norm G Ducharme, and Alicia L Bertone

CHAPTER 15 Fractures of the Navicular Bone

Michael C. Schramme and Roger K. Smith

CHAPTER 16 Arthrodesis of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint

Chad J. Zubrod and Robert K. Schneider

CHAPTER 17 Fractures of the Middle Phalanx

Jeffrey P. Watkins

CHAPTER 18 Arthrodesis of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint

Jeffrey P. Watkins

CHAPTER 19 Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx

Dean W. Richardson

CHAPTER 20 Fetlock Fractures and Luxations

C. Wayne McIlwraith

CHAPTER 21 Fractures of the Proximal Sesamoid Bones

Ian M. Wright

CHAPTER 22 Fractures of the Condyles of the Third Metacarpal and Metatarsal Bones

Ian M. Wright and Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 23 Arthrodesis of the Metacarpo/Metatarso-Phalangeal Joint

Larry R. Bramlage

CHAPTER 24 Fractures of the Third Metacarpal/Metatarsal Diaphysis and Metaphysis

Robert K. Schneider and Sarah N. Sampson

CHAPTER 25 Third Metacarpal Dorsal Stress Fractures

Alan J. Nixon, Sue Stover, and David Nunamaker

CHAPTER 26 Fractures of the Small Metacarpal and Metatarsal (Splint) Bones

Lisa A. Fortier and Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 27 Fractures of the Carpus

C. Wayne McIlwraith

CHAPTER 28 Carpal Arthrodesis

Larry R. Bramlage

CHAPTER 29 Fractures of the Radius

Joerg A. Auer

CHAPTER 30 Fractures of the Ulna

Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 31 Fractures of the Humerus

Alan J. Nixon and Jeffrey P. Watkins

CHAPTER 32 Shoulder Luxation

Ashlee E. Watts and Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 33 Fractures of the Scapula

Stephen B. Adams

CHAPTER 34 Fractures and Luxations of the Hock

Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 35 Fractures of the Tibia

Jeffrey P. Watkins and Sarah Sampson

CHAPTER 36 Fractures of the Stifle

Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 37 Fractures of the Femur

Alan J. Nixon, Larry R. Bramlage, and Steven R. Hance

CHAPTER 38 Luxation and Subluxation of the Coxo-Femoral Joint

Norm G. Ducharme and Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 39 Fractures of the Pelvis

Norm G. Ducharme and Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 40 Fractures of the Vertebrae

Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 41 Fractures of the Head

Anton E. Fuerst and Joerg A. Auer

CHAPTER 42 Medical Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Horses

Stephen M. Reed

SECTION 3 Postoperative Aspects of Fracture Repair

CHAPTER 43 Systems for Recovery from Anesthesia

John B. Madison

CHAPTER 44 Post Anesthetic Myopathy

Robin D. Gleed and Manuel Martin-Flores

CHAPTER 45 Implant Removal

Alan J. Ruggles

CHAPTER 46 Orthopedic Implant Failure

David M. Nunamaker

CHAPTER 47 Delayed Union, Nonunion, and Malunion

Norm G. Ducharme and Alan J. Nixon

CHAPTER 48 Osteomyelitis

Laurie R. Goodrich

CHAPTER 49 Stress Induced Laminitis

Scott Morrison

CHAPTER 50 New Implant Systems

Joerg A. Auer