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This page contains cases with
Avascular Necrotic Bone
involved in the injury.
Case 69
Appaloosa gelding with an injury just below the hock
with avascular necrotic bone.
May 19,2003
Case 90
This is a two year old Thoroughbred Filly who was injured
on a metal feed trough. She had injuries on both the
inside and the outside of cannon area of the same leg.
June 23, 2004
Case 157
This is a reining horse with a laceration to the hock, bone exposed,
avascular necrotic bone present.
December 26, 2006
Case 183
This is a yearling quarter horse filly with three inches of bone exposed on
medial side of leg just below the knee, with tendon exposure and damage.
December 26, 2006
Case 215
This is a Quarter Horse with a de-gloving injury, involving exposed bone and lacerated and torn
tendons. This was a consultation case, treated by the owner, who is a nurse.
March 4, 2010
Because of lack of circulation, a piece of bone dies, detaches, and then becomes a foreign body.
If this foreign body is not removed, you will get a purulent discharge through the granulation tissue.
Granulation tissue will not grow from this piece of bone, even before the piece of bone detaches, and
the wound will not heal.
Case 16
This is a Quarter Horse filly who spooked, and her rear legs
went through a net wire fence. She was brought to Step
Ahead Farm two weeks after the accident. The bone was
exposed on both legs, with extensor tendon damage.
Avascular Necrotic Bone developed in the right leg.
July 22, 2002
Case 34
This is a Quarter Horse mare, with an injured left rear
cannon area wound just below the hock. The extensor
tendon just below the hock was completely severed, the
lateral digital extensor tendon was exposed with the
tendon sheath torn off the tendon.
February 4, 2002
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Case 54
Thoroughbred with a 6 month old injury, avascular
necrotic bone removed surgically.
Treatment started 9-10-2002