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The Latest Treatments for Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Imagine walking into the barn after a long day at work, looking forward to a nice ride to help you unwind. You pull your horse out of the stall and onto crossties and start your normal grooming routine of brushing his coat and picking out his feet when you notice one of his legs is warm and swollen. What do you do? Swollen legs can be caused by a variety of ailments, from something like cellulitis (an infection of the connective tissue) which can be treated with antibiotics, to a much more serious situation such as a tendon or ligament tear. Tendons and ligaments are made of bunches of connective tissue fibres, arranged longitudinally into larger bundles. These bundles are arranged together to form cable-like structures that are usually able to withstand the daily stretch and force of the horse’s movement. When the force or stretch becomes too great, however, injuries…

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