This page contains injuries to
the Knee area of the leg
This is a mare with a laceration on the back of the knee, complicated by pythiosis.
Treatment started 11-20-2003
This is a quarter horse with a de-gloving wound above the left knee.
Treatment started 7-23-2003
This is a five year old Arab/Walker mare with a de-gloving injury above the knee.
Treatment started 7-30-2004
This is a Thoroughbred Broodmare that injured her leg in the pasture and was
referred to Step Ahead Farm from Iowa. The wound was two weeks old at arrival.
On day one when this horse arrived, she had both exposed bone and exposed
tendons at the injury site.
Treatment 7-17-2004 through 12-31-2004
This was a combination of a home consultation and on site at Step Ahead Farm case.
This horse had a laceration at the top of the knee on the upper lateral (outside) of
the knee with a severed common digital extensor tendon.
Treatment 8-11-2006 through 9-11-2006
This is a Paint barrel horse referred to Step Ahead Farm that arrived nine days after the injury.
The extensor carpi radialis was totally exposed along with the full width of the tissue over the
knee. The wound had a depth of approximately three and a half inches.
Treatment started 4-28-2006
This horse arrived with a one day old de-gloving fence wound. The skin flap was separated down
below the intercarpal joint level and bone was exposed, but the extensor tendon was not cut.
Treatment 2-15-2007 through 4-19-2007
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This is a 17 year old quarter horse with a de-gloving injury just above the knee,
with a severed extensor carpi radialis tendon and 2 1/2 inches of exposed bone.
Treatment 1-14-2004 through 2-26-2004