Three horses with sudden onset severe lameness were admitted for further diagnostic investigation. All horses had variable changes on radiographs in the distal tarsal region. Because of the sudden onset and severe degree of lameness, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination was performed. All horses showed areas of increased signal intensity in short tau inversion recovery (STIR) images involving the central and/or third tarsal bones. These lesions involved both the subchondral bone and bone marrow and are currently defined as bone marrow lesions (BML). Two horses were treated with shockwave therapy, one received intra-articular medication. Two of the horses returned to previous athletic level and one is still in rehabilitation.
Magnetic resonance imaging findings of bone marrow lesions in the equine distal tarsus / M. Biggi, D.D. Zani, D. De Zani, M. Di Giancamillo. - In: EQUINE VETERINARY EDUCATION. - ISSN 0957-7734. - 24:5(2012), pp. 236-241.
|Titolo:||Magnetic resonance imaging findings of bone marrow lesions in the equine distal tarsus|
ZANI, DAVIDE DANILO (Secondo)
DE ZANI, DONATELLA (Penultimo)
DI GIANCAMILLO, MAURO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Bone contusion; Hock; Horse; Incomplete fracture; MRI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/09 - Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-3292.2011.00288.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|