Case Study: Bone Cyst and Stem Cells

Two year old Arab colt with gradually increasing RH lameness (3/5 lame). Lameness blocks out with pastern ring block. Digital Radiographs of the RH pastern show a large, mid-sagittal, subchondral, proximal P2 bone cyst that was increasing in size over a 2 month period.

Surgery was performed, A drill is used to enter the P2 cyst. it was then packed with cancellous bone graft mixed with fat-derived stem cells. There was significant healing of the cyst 35 days post-op and the horse was sound at that time.

Horse remains sound on RH 6 months after surgery, in regular work.

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