Journal article

The intercarpal ligaments of the equine midcarpal joint .2. The role of the palmar intercarpal ligaments in the restraint of dorsal displacement of the proximal row of carpal bones

RC Whitton, RJ Rose

VETERINARY SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 1997

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the relative contributions of the palmar intercarpal ligaments in the midcarpal joint to the restraint of dorsal displacement of the proximal row of carpal bones. STUDY DESIGN: A biomechanical study of cadaver equine carpi. ANIMALS OR SAMPLE POPULATION: Eight equine forelimbs from six thoroughbred horses. METHODS: With joints in full extension, the radius was dorsally displaced while midcarpal joint displacement was measured. The restraining force at a joint displacement of 1.5 mm was determined from the load-displacement curve. A ligament or pair of ligaments was then cut and the testing procedure repeated. Their contribution to restraining force was calculated as th..

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