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Spine: subtotal (cranial wedge) ostectomy

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Introduction

Uses

Advantages

  • Short surgery time.
  • Can be performed standing under sedation or under general anesthesia.
  • Good functional outcome with retention of spinal architecture and support.
  • Minimal complications.
  • Removal of affected portion of bone only.

Disadvantages

  • Broad surgical exposure required.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Good: 79%.
  • Dependent on robust diagnosis.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Brink P (2014) Subtotal ostectomy of impinging dorsal spinous processes in 23 standing horses. Vet Surg 43 (1), 95-98 PubMed.
  • Jacklin B D, Minshall G J & Wright I M (2014) A new technique for subtotal (cranial wedge) ostectomy in the treatment of impinging/overriding spinous processes: description of technique and outcome of 25 cases. Equine Vet J 46 (3), 339-344 PubMed.
  • Perkins J D et al (2005) Subtotal ostectomy of dorsal spinous processes performed in nine standing horses. Vet Surg 34 (6), 625-629 PubMed.

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