Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 7

Clinical Management of Achilles Tendon Injury with Tendon Gap Defect in a Horse Using Tissue Engineering: A Case Report

Pipelu Wahengbam1, Rekha Pathak2*, Ishfaq Ahmad Hajam3, Mudasir Ahmad Shah1, Mohd Arif Basha1, Naveen Kumar Verma1 and AM Pawde2

1PhD Scholar, Division of Surgery, IVRI, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Principal Scientist, Division of Surgery, IVRI, Uttar Pradesh, India
3MVSc Scholar, Division of Surgery, IVRI, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Rekha Pathak, Principal Scientist, Division of Surgery, IVRI, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: May 29, 2023; Published: June 14, 2023


A 3 years old horse was presented to Referral Veterinary Polyclinic I.V.R.I with history of traumatic injury on left hind limb with lameness. The case was examined and diagnosed as lacerated and crushed rupture of Achilles tendon with tendon gap defect. With suitable anaesthetic protocol and aseptic measures, the tendon grafting was performed using a tested tissue engineered bubaline derived tendon grafts to reconstruct the tendon. Postoperatively the limb was immobilized with fiberglass cast and antibiotic coverage along with anti-inflammatory and routine dressing. However, infection developed after few days, which might have been due to open wound presented, resulting in the removal of the graft. Hence, the treatment of the tendon gap defect wound was attempted with bubaline tendon derived collagen gel application resulting in a progressive healing. The fiberglass cast with splint were also removed 25 days post-surgery. Thereafter, a moderate weight bearing while standing on the affected limb was noticed post collagen gel treatment. The animal regained normal weight bearing and made an uneventful recovery after three months.

Keywords: Horse; Achilles Tendon; Tendon Injury; Decellularized Tendon Graft; Collagen Gel


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Citation: Rekha Pathak., et al. “Clinical Management of Achilles Tendon Injury with Tendon Gap Defect in a Horse Using Tissue Engineering: A Case Report".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.7 (2023): 64-68.


Copyright: © 2023 Rekha Pathak., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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