Reference : Surgical treatment of open joint injuries: a retrospective study of 22 horses.
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/134626
Surgical treatment of open joint injuries: a retrospective study of 22 horses.
English
[fr] Traitement chirurgical des plaies articulaires: étude rétrospective sur 22 chevaux.
Salciccia, Alexandra mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Clinique équine, Chirurgie > >]
de la Rebière de Pouyade, Geoffroy mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Evrard, Laurence mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Imagerie médicale > >]
Gougnard, Alexandra mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Sandersen, Charlotte mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
Serteyn, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Grulke, Sigrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
19-Oct-2012
Yes
No
National
2nd FVM Scientific Meeting
19 octobre 2012
Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Ulg
Liège
Belgium
[en] joint ; wound ; horse ; surgery
[en] Aims: To evaluate the prognosis of horses treated surgically for open joint injuries. Methods: The medical records of horses admitted for surgical treatment of a wound in communication with a joint were reviewed. A telephone questionnaire was used for the long term evaluation. Fisher’s exact tests were used for the statistical analyses. Results: Twenty two horses were included in the study with the following distribution of lesions: 6 carpi, 6 fetlocks, 4 tibiotarsal joints, 2 proximal and 3 distal interphalangeal joints, 1 elbow. The duration of the injury before referral ranged from 3 hours to 10 days. Surgical treatment consisted of 1-3 joint lavages. Of the 22 horses, 4 were euthanatized during hospitalization and 18 were discharged. After discharge, 3 horses died due to colic, 2 were lost and 13 were still alive. The survival was not influenced by the duration of the wound. All horses with cutaneous defects less than 5 cm and all horses affected in the lower limb (below the level of the canon) were discharged. Having an affected joint proximal to the canon was significantly associated to the need of multiple surgeries (OR: 17.5; p= 0.024). Conclusions: Even if the prognosis remains guarded for open joint injuries, a long delay between injury and treatment should not be systematically associated with a bad prognosis for survival. Open joint injuries of the lower limb were associated with survival. They required less often multiple articular lavages than open joint injuries of the upper limb, warranting thus a better prognosis.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/134626

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