Fibula fracture and injuries to the collateral ligament and lateral meniscus in mules: case report

This is a report of the occurrence of fibula fracture and injuries of the collateral ligament and lateral meniscus in a two year old mule, probably due to a kick in the joint area of the femurtibiopatellar left pelvic limb. The animal presented degree 5 lameness which improved after a nerve block of the affected joint. Radiographic examination of the affected area revealed a fracture on the proximal third of the fibula, and the ultrasound examination showed anechoic points observed in the lateral collateral ligament and meniscus.

equideous; trauma; lameness; femorotibiopatellar joint


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