Removal of Splint bone and future limitations
I have posted two threads about my horses fractured splint situation. Unfortunately, we have had to opt for surgery to have the splint shaved down and the doctor said they will also remove the splint bone. REMOVING THE SPLINT BONE? WHAT?!?!? I asked him as many questions as I can to try and understand this logic but it just doesnt make sense to me. They are removing a bone that is supposed to be there? Won't this limit his future? Is it a supporting bone? I just dont get it. Any insight, COTHers?
Also, it doesnt look like the suspensory will really be damaged but they won't know until they "dig in". He said if all goes well we are looking at 30 days confinement then start back slowly under saddle. Crossing my fingers :(