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Username: dianes

Post Number: 12
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Thursday, Aug 16, 2007 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi, Dr. O,

I have a dear friend who has been tending a horse who had injured his knee while in his stall over a year ago. We think he might have banged it on his trough. His knee has been swollen and had fluid in it ever since. He's been through numerous vet visits, had it ultrasounded, tried bandaging, icing, confining, steroids, draining, etc., but it still is as swollen as ever. It was diagnosed as a "torn tendon sheath." At this point, he's wondering if this could be a chronic problem or if there's anything else out there he might try that no one is thinking of. The horse seems more comfortable left alone - no bandaging, confining, etc., but it's VERY swollen, and no one is advising returning him to work. It just seems like a long time with lots of care invested and no real improvement. Any information you may be able to impart would be so appreciated.
Kindest regards, Dr. O. Diane
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