Tendon and Ligament Therapy

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
  • Heat
  • Swelling
  • 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.