Case 24
Fetlock Injury
Day 74 - The wound size has contracted  to a third
of the original size.

Day 80 - Epithelial border is growing well.
Swelling of the original wound area is almost
completely gone.
Quarter Horse yearling gelding with a 2 1/2 month old injury.
This injury is just above the fetlock, and the movement of the joint caused the crack, which continues to
bone depth, seen in the center of the granulation bed. The extensor tendon has been torn.

Treatment 7-27-2001 through 11-6-2001
Day 1 - Cleaned the wound and
treated with Platelet Poor Plasma
Gel, using an occlusive bandage.
Day 3 - Upper area of the granulation bed is progressing well.
Day 9 - Granulation bed is still separated at the crack,
continued treatments with platelet rich plasma gel.
Day 11 - Tendon is anchored in lower section of injury,
which causes the protrusion of the granulation bed.
Day 22 -  Crack is gradually closing, epithelial border is
starting. Granulation bed surface has smoothed and
started reducing size.
Day 31 - Epithelial border is started all around the
wound site, and the crack in the granulation bed has
begun to close.
Day 45 - The crack in the granulation bed has almost
closed. Noted that as the crack in the granulation bed
closed, the horse walks differently, we believe this is
due to a lack of elasticity in the area.
Day 52 - Granulation bed has sealed
completely at the crack. The wound size has
reduced to less than half of the original size.
Day 60 - Adhesions in the granulation bed were broken down during
excercise. The knots in the lower section of the wound have reduced.
Day 101 - Note that the hair and skin pigmentation at this wound site has
both black and white coloration. This coloration returned as it was prior to
injury, black where it was black, white where it was white. Case 16 is
another example of the correct pigmentation returning after injury.
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