Injuries to the large weight supporting flexor tendons and suspensory ligament are a serious matter for the equine athlete. The signs of a tendon or ligament injury include:
- Sudden lameness from subtle to severe
- Sensitivity to palpation
We use high resolution ultrasound to detect and quantify these injuries. A number of new therapies have aided in the healing of these injuries. We use the following therapies routinely at Mission Equine:
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ECST)
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding these therapeutics or to set up an appointment to evaluate your horse’s injury.