New Surgical Treatment for Suspensory Injury

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Suspensory injuries are common in athletic horses. The suspensory ligament extends down the back of the lower leg from the knee or the hock and lies between the flexor tendons and the cannon bone. There are a number of treatments for injured suspensory ligaments including shock wave therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid into the area surrounding the

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