Tenoscopic removal of a protruding osteophyte as a treatment for chronic common digital extensor tendinopathy and associated tenosynovitis

S. M. Gray, S. D. Gutierrez-Nibeyro, D. N. LoBato

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Abstract

This report describes an adult Quarter Horse gelding that was presented for evaluation of chronic tenosynovitis of the right common digital extensor tendon sheath. Radiographic and tenoscopic evaluation confirmed the presence of a periarticular osteophyte from the third metacarpal bone protruding into the common digital extensor tendon sheath. Tenoscopic surgical resection of the osteophyte and debridement of the affected tendon resolved the tenosynovitis and associated right forelimb lameness. Osteophytes in this location can be a source of focal traumatic tendonitis of the common digital extensor tendon which can lead to a chronic tenosynovitis of the common digital extensor tendon sheath. Tenoscopic debridement and lavage is a viable treatment option for chronic nonseptic common digital extensor tendinopathy and associated tenosynovitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e73-e77
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Volume32
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

Keywords

  • chronic tenosynovitis
  • common digital extensor tendon sheath
  • horse
  • osteophyte
  • tenoscopic debridement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine

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