Injuries to the inferior check ligament are relatively uncommon. They generally appear as mild to moderate lameness with possible mild swelling in the back of the mid-cannon region of the lower limb. In other cases, the signs can be very subtle and only diagnosable using ultrasound or advanced diagnostics.
Ultrasound is the most useful diagnostic for diagnosis of this condition and to assess severity and healing.
Treatment is the same as other flexor tendon injuries.
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Prognosis & Relevant Factors
Fair to good with early diagnosis and treatment, adequate rest and rehabilitation. With injuries of this type, re-injury is always a possibility.
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