The use of CT in Equine orthopaedic surgery is a rapidly developing area. The availability of more affordable, and particularly mobile units has allowed the limitations previous encountered with large fixed machines to be overcome. These mobile units can acquire convenient, rapid scans immediately prior to surgery and or during surgery. This has allowed for better understanding of complex fracture configurations, more potentially for minimally invasive fracture repairs and more accurate implant placement. The use of CT in synovial sepsis can also be invaluable at providing greater definition and localisation of lesions compared with traditional imaging methods.
The increasing role of CT in equine orthopedic surgery is likely to continue as new surgical techniques and possibilities evolve.
Equine / Orthopedics
Presented by William Barker, BVSc MVetMed Dip.ECVS MRCVS
ECVS & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery at Newmarket Equine Hosptial
RVC Equine Theatre 1
Thursday, November 14 at 4:00 PM