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Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient

Srinath Kamineni, Alan Ruggles, Hamza Ashfaq.


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Abstract
Ultrasonic debridement as a treatment for tendinopathy and desmitis is a relatively new approach in orthopedic surgery. Previously only used in limited cases, this procedure shows promise for treating ligament-bone and tendon-bone interface injuries. We present a case study of a 2-year-old thoroughbred male horse, unable to train due to recalcitrant symptoms after extensive conservative management of suspensory branch desmitis (SBD). He was then treated with ultrasonic debridement and concurrent manubrial stem cell autograft injection, to treat the ultrasound visualized lesion. Post-surgically the patient recovered quickly, began training within 6 weeks and went onto win several races. Repeat ultrasound imaging reveals a complete restoration of the internal fiber architecture of the ligament. With a 3 year follow-up, there has been consistent training and race performance with no re-injury. This study is the first to document the successful outcome of ultrasonic debridement with concurrent stem cell injection in the treatment of equine desmitis.

Key words: Suspensory ligament, Desmitis, ultrasonic debridement, Stem Cells


 
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Kamineni S, Ruggles A, Ashfaq H, . Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient. Open Vet J. 2019; 9(1): 54-57. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10


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Kamineni S, Ruggles A, Ashfaq H, . Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient. https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=1982 [Access: July 13, 2024]. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10


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Kamineni S, Ruggles A, Ashfaq H, . Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient. Open Vet J. 2019; 9(1): 54-57. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10



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Kamineni S, Ruggles A, Ashfaq H, . Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient. Open Vet J. (2019), [cited July 13, 2024]; 9(1): 54-57. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10



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Kamineni, S., Ruggles, . A., Ashfaq, . H. & (2019) Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient. Open Vet J, 9 (1), 54-57. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10



Turabian Style

Kamineni, Srinath, Alan Ruggles, Hamza Ashfaq, and . 2019. Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient. Open Veterinary Journal, 9 (1), 54-57. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10



Chicago Style

Kamineni, Srinath, Alan Ruggles, Hamza Ashfaq, and . "Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient." Open Veterinary Journal 9 (2019), 54-57. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kamineni, Srinath, Alan Ruggles, Hamza Ashfaq, and . "Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient." Open Veterinary Journal 9.1 (2019), 54-57. Print. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kamineni, S., Ruggles, . A., Ashfaq, . H. & (2019) Ultrasonic Debridement With Stem Cell Therapy of Suspensory Branch Desmitis in an Equine Patient. Open Veterinary Journal, 9 (1), 54-57. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i1.10