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Clinical Veterinary Orthopedics

To help advance clinical practice in veterinary medicine, we study orthopedic disease with the goals of advancing diagnostic imaging, laboratory diagnostic, and surgical techniques in veterinary patients.  Current efforts focus on enhancing identification of bacterial pathogens and other infectious organisms in orthopedic sepsis as well as investigating outcomes and surgical complications in equine non-septic tenosynovitis.



Caspers MK, Gier C, Reesink HL. A systematic review of equine non-septic tenosynovitis: Pathologic lesions, outcomes, and surgical complications. Equine Vet J. 2023 Sep 21. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1111/evj.14000. PMID: 37735927.

Pearson GB, Papa BS, Mosaddegh A, Cooper H, Aprea M, Pigott J, Altier C, Cazer CL, Reesink HL. Equine synovial sepsis laboratory submissions yield a low rate of positive bacterial culture and a high prevalence of antimicrobial resistance. Am J Vet Res. 2023 Jul 17;1-10. doi: 10.2460/ajvr/23.05.0085. PMID: 37460096.


Pearson GB, Ysebaert MP, Papa BS, Reesink HL. Synovial sepsis diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance: a one-health perspective. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2023 Jun 28;261(8):1115-1120. doi: 10.2460/javma/23.05.0227. PMID: 37380157.


Ruocco III NA, Luedke LK, Fortier LA, Ducharme NG, Reesink HL.  Rhodococcus equi joint sepsis and osteomyelitis is associated with a grave prognosis in foals. Front Vet Sci. 2020 Jan 14;6,503. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00503. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31993449.


Peal BT, Pittman EM, Fortier LA, Mohammed HO, Reesink HL.  Investigation of intra-articular silicone oil as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of equine osteoarthritis: 27 cases (2002-2016).  EMS Vet Sci J. 2018 March 2;1(1):002.


Reesink HL.  Foal Fractures: Osteochondral Fragmentation, Proximal Sesamoid Bone Fractures/Sesamoiditis and Distal Phalanx Fractures, in: Vet Clin N Am Equine Pract, Watts AE, ed., 2017 Aug;33(2):397-416. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2017.03.007. PubMed PMID: 28687097.


Walker WT, Ducharme NG, Reesink HL.  Traumatic communication of the extensor carpi radialis tendon sheath and antebrachiocarpal joint in 2 horses. Equine Vet Educ. 2016 May; (28)10: 539-545. doi:10.1111/eve.12361.

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