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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 3, 2012
    Western NY

    Unhappy Swelling strip above/outside R Knee..

    Hey guys,

    To describe it, if you're looking at his RF from the side, the swelling is in a strip on the outside of his upper foreleg, above the knee. Very odd.

    Anyone ever seen a swelling like this? Appeared randomly. He is sound, swelling is cool, & squishy. Has been like this over a week now. I wondered if it was a distended tendon sheath, but think he'd be lame, if so!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 17, 2007
    Landrum, SC


    Could be the extensor tendon sheath. I had an OTTB with an old injury there, so always a "bubble".
    Patience pays.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2000
    Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt


    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa.Hare.Jones View Post
    Could be the extensor tendon sheath. I had an OTTB with an old injury there, so always a "bubble".
    This. I had an old horse who developed the same thing. Never bothered him a minute, but he was retired by then. It may be the same thing as Tenosynovitis (a very generic name), but the common name is tendinous windpuffs.

    It can be dangerous if it is the infected kind (septic tenosynovitis).
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