Fracture Repair: The Ups and Downs

Over the past three decades, equine surgeons have become more adept at repairing even the most devastating fractures. Long gone are the days when horses sustaining fractures were humanely euthanized with a sad shake of the head. Now, horses are largely salvaged--and even return to athletic careers--with a little help from skilled hands, an arthroscope, power drill, plates, wires, and/or screws.

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