Morphometric analysis of the intercarpal ligaments of the equine proximal carpal bones during simulated flexion and extension of cadaver limbs
Timothy AO Olusa, Zeeshan Akbar, Christina M Murray, Helen MS Davies
Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C: Anatomia Histologia Embryologia | WILEY | Published : 2020
Despite many reported cases of carpal lameness associated with intercarpal ligament injuries in horses, the morphometry, movement pattern and general intrinsic biomechanics of the carpus are largely unknown. Using osteoligamentous preparation of the carpus prepared from 14 equine cadaver forelimbs (aged 9.62 ± 4.25 years), locomotory simulations of flexion and extension movements of the carpal joint were carried out to observed carpal biomechanics and, thereafter, the limbs were further dissected to obtain morphometric measurements of the medial and lateral collateral ligaments (MLC and LCL); medial and lateral palmar intercarpal ligaments (MPICL and LPICL); intercarpal ligaments between rad..View full abstract
The study was supported by Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) from The University of Melbourne, Australia.