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Proximal sesamoid: fracture 17 comminuted – LM radiograph

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Proximal sesamoid: fracture 17 comminuted - LM radiograph

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  1. A lateromedial view of the fetlock of a National Hunt horse that became acutely lame after racing.
  2. There is a large fragment which has been displaced proximally from one of the proximal sesamoid bones, but it is not possible to determine which sesamoid.
  3. One sesamoid also has a horizontal radiolucent line within it suggesting a further fracture.
  4. There are also minute bone fragments further proximally.
  5. Note there is also fragmentation in the dorsal joint which could be missed on an overexposed radiograph.