medial collateral ligament of coffin joint injury... share your experiences.
I have a perch cross who injured himself this summer, not sure how or when. He was off and on grade 1-2 lame, then finally took him in for lameness exam. Gave him 2 weeks off and bute, came back and worked well for a month. All of the sudden he's grade 2 lame again. Went for MRI and found inflammation of the medial collateral ligament of the coffin joint, and fluid around deep digital flexor. Treating with IRAP injections of coffin joint (easiest access to the collateral ligament), and shock wave every 2 weeks x 3 treatments.
Two main concerns:
1. I've heard anywhere from 3 - 18 months off for this type of injury and 30 - 70% recovery rate depending on who you ask.
2. They haven't mentioned anything about the fluid around the deep digital flexor, just read it in the report they gave me. Wondering why it's not a concern?
We're going for the 3rd treatment tomorrow so I'm going to try and sort through this. I'm sure there are no real answers but share your insights if you'v got any!