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Fracture of the Talus in Horses

By

Jane C. Boswell

, MA, VetMB, CertVA, CertES (Orth), DECVS, MRCVS

Medically Reviewed Sep 2015 | Modified Oct 2022

Sagittal fractures of the talus are rare and have been most commonly reported in racehorses. Lameness is usually moderate to severe and associated with tarsocrural joint distention. Fractures in racehorses usually arise in the proximal aspect of the sagittal groove of the talus and are often incomplete. Fractures after trauma are usually comminuted. Prognosis depends on fracture configuration.

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