Master Series: Lower Hock Osteoarthritis and Hindlimb High Suspensory Desmitis – A Deeper Dive

Lower hock synovitis/osteoarthritis is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of lameness treated by intra-articular injection. However, the close proximity of the proximal high suspensory ligament and recent revelations due to MRI have caused clinicians to redefine their understanding of this region.

What suspensory conditions have we been treating as lower hock conditions and how should we improve our approach to identifying, understanding and managing the inter-relationship of these pathologies.

The fetlock is a complex joint.  Recent advances with CT imaging have opened the door to new revelations and diagnoses associated with this region.

Take a deeper dive into what we felt we knew about the fetlock and what new approaches are now being considered thanks to advanced imaging with MRI and CT.