Treatment of hindlimb proximal suspensory desmitis



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…

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