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JRJ
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2022-09-08 9:44 AM
Subject: Hind Suspensory Injury



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In June my horse strained her left hind suspensory. In July we did a follow-up ultrasound, which revealed a tiny lesion. However, she was sound and nonreactive to palpation. Yesterday (September 7) we did another follow-up ultrasound and there is still a small, visible lesion. (Like nothing has changed) Same spot and everything. She is clinically sound, and nonreactive to palpation. He recommended to start walking under saddle and will recheck in a month. Of course, notify him if there is swelling or lameness during this time.

Treatment wise, we did wedged/wider shoes for support. I’ve been using Runner Relief, Magna Wave, and Laser.

So, my question is...My vet mentioned that this could be just the way it looks moving forward, basically disorganized fibers. Has anyone had experience with the ultrasound showing this, but the horse is fine? She is 13 and has been running barrels since she was 6. Thoughts and experiences please =)

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Liana D
Reg. Sep 2008
Posted 2022-09-08 10:18 AM
Subject: RE: Hind Suspensory Injury


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A small lesion is not good. It needed to be measured upon discovery so

You could monitor healing. Ive rehabbed sevreral hind suspensory lesions,some of them 3% tears, and never had a horse show lameness on them.  This injury wont show up as lameness, it will show as a horse running up the fence, lunging off a barrel, running by, avoiding the turn/using that leg on the inside of the turn. 

your horse needs stall  rest and a shot if PRP, adequan or Renovo in the lesion to re start healing. The equine body stops healing at about 8 weeks,post injury, plus your horse has been too mobile, so you will have to start the healing process again. 

Frequent MagnaWave or laser treatments, anything to stimulate bloodflow in that area is a great help.

*** a wedge or a suspensory issue will only load the suspensory more,instead of relieving pressure. You  can't  unload the DDF (wedge) without loading the suspensory, and vice versa (physical mechanics). 

a shoe with an extended heel will help support the suspensory.  


re: disorganized fibers (hypoechotivity)

your horse needs stall  rest  (or stall with very small pen) until you get good fiber aligment, minimal hand walking . 



Edited by Liana D 2022-09-08 10:25 AM
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JRJ
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2022-09-08 11:06 AM
Subject: RE: Hind Suspensory Injury



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Thank you for your detailed response! Sorry, I don't think what I was trying to say came out right. She's been on strict stall rest since June. Yesterday, he said I could start hand walking or walking undersaddle. He didn't Specify measurement wise. He just said it was "tiny" or few fibers. I have never dealt with this before, so this is all new for me. 

Yes, she has the heel extensions as well. 



Edited by JRJ 2022-09-08 11:10 AM
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Liana D
Reg. Sep 2008
Posted 2022-09-08 11:33 AM
Subject: RE: Hind Suspensory Injury


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JRJ - 2022-09-08 11:06 AM


Thank you for your detailed response! Sorry, I don't think what I was trying to say came out right. She's been on strict stall rest since June. Yesterday, he said I could start hand walking or walking undersaddle. He didn't Specify measurement wise. He just said it was "tiny" or few fibers. I have never dealt with this before, so this is all new for me. 


Yes, she has the heel extensions as well. 


Heel extensuons are not the same as wedges. Wedges put more strain on the suspensory, heel extensions support the suspensory.

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Texas Tornado
Reg. Dec 2006
Posted 2022-09-08 8:07 PM
Subject: RE: Hind Suspensory Injury


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I had a hind suspensory issue. He had surgery and 3 months of rehab including prp and shockwave. Came back 100%

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LIVE2RUN
Reg. Oct 2005
Posted 2022-09-15 4:04 PM
Subject: RE: Hind Suspensory Injury



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I would recommend the Renovo injection...

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JRJ
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2022-09-16 12:53 PM
Subject: RE: Hind Suspensory Injury



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LIVE2RUN - 2022-09-15 5:04 PM


I would recommend the Renovo injection...


 


 


Thank you! I just read your other post regarding Renovo. This was never mentioned to me. I will bring it up at our follow-up ultrasound.

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