عنوان مقاله [English]
Experimental arthrodesis of the hind limb’s pastern joint by two pins in cruciate pattern and autologous cancellous bone graft were performed on four adult geldings. Autologous cancellous bone were obtained from the tuber coxa. The leg was casted for six weeks following operation. Ankylosis of the joint was evident on 50:± 1 day in horses and was completed on the 120th postoperative day. On radiographs the articular line previously present was absent showing 4one union. In conclusion, using pins and autologous cancellous bone for arthrodesis may be easier than using screws or plates by providing a rigid stability of the joint, and the recovery time is comparable to the other methods of arthrodesis.