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Offers a long-awaited Second Edition of this comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference for fracture repair in horses

The Second Edition of Equine Fracture Repair has been thoroughly revised and updated to present the most current information on fracture repair in horses. Written to be accessible, the text is logically arranged, presenting the most authoritative information on equine fracture repair with explanations of the expected outcomes. The book provides valuable insight as to whether a fracture should be repaired, the degree of difficulty of the procedure, and a wealth of practical information on surgical techniques.

This fully revised Second Edition offers a valuable tool for veterinarians making clinical decisions when faced with horse fractures, covering emergency care and splinting, the most current innovative techniques in equine fracture repair, and new implant systems. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the revised edition continues to be the essential reference to the subject.

This essential resource:
- Offers a revised edition of the most comprehensive reference on the repair of fracture in horses, with complete information on patient assessment, emergency splinting and casting, and guidance in treatment choices
- Includes contributions from leading experts in the field
- Presents information organized by fracture type for quick access
- Provides valuable outcome assessment with helpful discussions of the degree of difficulty to aid in case management, incorporating information on the newest techniques and implant systems
- Concludes with extensive information on the identification and management of complications associated with fractures and repair methods

This revised and updated edition of Equine Fracture Repair continues to provide a comprehensive resource for understanding the most effective and current techniques available for the treatment of fractures in horses.

SECTION 1. Introduction
CHAPTER 1. Bone Structure and the Response of Bone to Stress
CHAPTER 2. Fracture Biomechanics
CHAPTER 3. Fracture Healing
CHAPTER 4. General Considerations in Selecting Cases for Fracture Repair
CHAPTER 5. Racetrack Fracture Management and Emergency Care
CHAPTER 6. First Aid and Transportation of Equine Fracture Patients
CHAPTER 7. Perioperative Considerations
CHAPTER 8. Surgical Equipment and Implants for Fracture Repair
CHAPTER 9. Principles of Fracture Fixation
CHAPTER 10. Application of the Locking Compression Plate (LCP)
CHAPTER 11. Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes
CHAPTER 12. Biologic Agents to Enhance Fracture Healing
CHAPTER 13. Casting and Transfixed Casting Techniques
SECTION 2. Specific Fractures
CHAPTER 14. Fractures of the Distal Phalanx
CHAPTER 15. Fractures of the Navicular Bone
CHAPTER 16. Arthrodesis of the Distal Interphalangeal Joint
CHAPTER 17. Fractures of the Middle Phalanx
CHAPTER 18. Arthrodesis of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint
CHAPTER 19. Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx
CHAPTER 20. Fetlock Fractures and Luxations
CHAPTER 21. Fractures of the Proximal Sesamoid Bones
CHAPTER 22. Fractures of the Condyles of the Third Metacarpal and Metatarsal Bones
CHAPTER 23. Arthrodesis of the Metacarpo/Metatarso-Phalangeal Joint
CHAPTER 24. Fractures of the Third Metacarpal/Metatarsal Diaphysis and Metaphysis
CHAPTER 25. Third Metacarpal Dorsal Stress Fractures
CHAPTER 26. Fractures of the Small Metacarpal and Metatarsal (Splint) Bones
CHAPTER 27. Fractures of the Carpus
CHAPTER 28. Carpal Arthrodesis
CHAPTER 29. Fractures of the Radius
CHAPTER 30. Fractures of the Ulna
CHAPTER 31. Fractures of the Humerus
CHAPTER 32. Shoulder Luxation
CHAPTER 33. Fractures of the Scapula
CHAPTER 34. Fractures and Luxations of the Hock
CHAPTER 35. Fractures of the Tibia
CHAPTER 36. Fractures of the Stifle
CHAPTER 37. Fractures of the Femur
CHAPTER 38. Luxation and Subluxation of the Coxo-Femoral Joint
CHAPTER 39. Fractures of the Pelvis
CHAPTER 40. Fractures of the Vertebrae
CHAPTER 41. Fractures of the Head
CHAPTER 42. Medical Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Horses
SECTION 3. Postoperative Aspects of Fracture Repair
CHAPTER 43. Systems for Recovery from Anesthesia
CHAPTER 44. Post Anesthetic Myopathy
CHAPTER 45. Implant Removal
CHAPTER 46. Orthopedic Implant Failure
CHAPTER 47. Delayed Union, Nonunion, and Malunion
CHAPTER 48. Osteomyelitis
CHAPTER 49. Stress Induced Laminitis
CHAPTER 50. New Implant Systems

Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS, is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA, and orthopedic surgeon at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists private practice in New York City, New York, USA.

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