Rupture of the Vinculum in Association with Tendon Injury within the Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath in Two Horses

Authors: 
Kathryn Rose Owen, Guy J. Hinnigan, Ellen R. Singer
Volume: 
32
Number: 
12
Pages: 
851-857
Journal: 
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Date: 
December 2012

The following report documents an unusual anatomical finding in two cases of aseptic tenosynovitis of the digital flexor tendon sheath. Disruption of the vinculum attachment between the palmar/plantar border of the superficial digital flexor tendon and the adjacent palmar/plantar annular ligament was identified in combination with other tendon pathology within the digital flexor tendon sheath. This tenoscopic finding has not been described previously in the literature.

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