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Year : 2021, Volume : 22, Issue : 1
First page : ( 48) Last page : ( 52)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Surgical management of bovine tendon injuries and their immobilization using modified thomas splints

Avhad Chaitrali A.*, Aher Vilas D., Raulkar Ratnakar V., Jadhav Swapnil A.

Veterinary Dispensary (Grade-I)Department of Animal HusbandryKedgaon, Daund Dist. Pune - 412203 (Maharashtra)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: avhadchaitrali@gmail.com

Online Published on 23 January, 2023.


Six cattle with tendon rupture were presented for diagnosis and treatment. Two cattle showed rupture of Achilles tendon, three animals showed rupture of superficial digital flexor tendon and one animal showed rupture of both superficial and deep digital flexor tendon. Three animals were recumbent after injury, while other three animals showed knuckling of fetlock joint since injury. Surgical repair by tenorrhaphy using Modified Bunnell Mayer suture technique using four layered braided silk was successfully undertaken. Non weight bearing Modified Thomas splint cast along with Plaster of Paris cast support was applied on affected limb for effective immobilization until 45 days. All animals recovered uneventfully with complete weight bearing on affected limb, without any lameness in five animals and mild degree lameness in one animal.



Achilles tendon, Digital flexor tendon, Tenorrhaphy.


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