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Need case studies: tendon/ligament injury
Hi all -- I'm working on a magazine article about the latest and greatest in tendon and ligament injury treatment and repair. I'd like to feature a case study or two to illustrate what really happens after a horse is diagnosed with this sort of injury. Would anyone like to share their tale?
Basically I'd like to hear about the nature of the injury (suspensory tear, deep digital flexor injury, aka bowed tendon, or check ligament strain, that sort of thing), the prognosis, what sort of treatment(s) your vet recommended, the approximate cost, how it went, and the outcome. Obviously the ideal story would include some reasonably cutting-edge treatment, eg. IRAP, stem cells, or the like, and a successful return to soundness, but I might also be able to use stories of on-going frustration if you care to share them.
If anyone would like to help out, please PM me or e-mail ridexc at hotmail.com, and I'll shoot a few questions at you.
You might be interested in the lameness locator? They used that for my horse at NC state. otherwise two routine surgeries, you can see my post if you search Proximal Suspensory. That was a pretty nifty tool, I can give more details if needed.