Rate of return to race after arthroscopic surgeries in Thoroughbred racehorses (2005~2010)

Thoroughbred 경주마의 관절경수술 후 경주복귀율 (2005~2010)

  • Yang, Jaehyuk (Jeju Race Park, Korea Racing Authority) ;
  • Lim, Yoon-Kyu (College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Research Institute, Jeju National University)
  • 양재혁 (한국마사회) ;
  • 임윤규 (제주대학교 수의과대학 및 수의과학연구소)
  • Received : 2011.09.04
  • Accepted : 2011.11.16
  • Published : 2011.12.30


The racehorses that under arthroscopic surgery due to be injured his limbs were studied during exercise or training at Busan Race Park from 2005 to 2010. Rate of arthroscopic surgical treatments was 1.4% (63/4,642). Affected bones were radius, radial carpal bone, third carpal bone, proximal phalanx, third metacarpal bone, femur, tibia, proximal sesamoid bone and intermediate carpal bone. The lesions were fracture, chip fracture, slap fracture, osteochonrosis, and osteochondrotitis dissencans. Number of patients under arthroscopic surgery were 63. Success horses of returned to racetrack or tried to return to racetrack were 58, and 5 horses were in training or resting at the time of publication. Success horses of returned to their previous use in the patients were 49 horses (84.4%) and no returned to the racetrack were 9 horses (15.6%) in 58 horses.


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