Jump Landings and Tendon Strain

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Lameness in show jumpers is often caused by forelimb tendon injury. The superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) is most frequently injured, followed by the interosseus tendon (IT), and the accessory ligament (AL), while the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) is rarely injured. Repetitive landings over high fences produce significant forces on these tendons. Past studies have calculated

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