New Surgical Technique for Fixing Equine Shoulder Fractures
When a horse fractures the point of his shoulder—the supraglenoid tubercle, located in the lower scapula—it’s usually career-ending. In fact, in many cases, it’s career-preventing; this type of fracture is most common in young horses that haven’t yet started training and often occurs as a result of direct trauma to the shoulder or avulsion fractures caused by tension of the biceps tendon. And even when surgeons repair the fracture successfully, complications such as fixation failure, ar

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