Treatment of hindlimb proximal suspensory desmitis

 

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Presented at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2012 by Andrew P. Bathe of Rossdales Equine Hospital.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has now been employed for a number of years in the treatment of hindlimb PSD, and improves the outcome to about 40%. I tend to use it in either mild, acute cases or for the management of low-grade, chronic cases, and continued treatments may be necessary. Clinically there does not seem to be any difference between radial and focused machines in the outcome following treatment. I now use higher settings for the hindlimb than the forelimb…

http://www.ivis.org/proceedings/beva/2012/55.pdf

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