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Loose cartilages removed from the capsule of stifle joint of horse

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Title: The horse, its treatment in health and disease with a complete guide to breeding, training and management
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Axe, J. Wortley
Subjects: Horses
Publisher: London, Gresham Pub. Co.
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was slightly lame of thenear hind - leg for several weeks before the seat of lameness could belocalized. Suddenly the animal became incapable of advancing the limb, RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIS 285 and exhibited considerable pain when caused to move. The stifle-joint thenbegan to swell owing to distension of the capsule with fluid; there wasalso considerable heat and tenderness to pressure. The swelling continued,but the lameness almost entirely disappeared in a week, only, however, toreturn with increased severity a fortnight later. This subsidence andreturn of the acute symptoms was repeated on three or four occasions, eachtime leaving the joint larger and the lameness more severe. Ultimatelythe colt was destroyed, and three loose cartilages (fig. 362), one being aninch and a half long and three-quarters of an inch wide, were removed fromthe joint capsule. The two smaller ones consisted of fibro-cartilage, and the largest ofcartilage interspersed with bony matter. The joint contained a large
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Loose Cartilages removed from tlie Cnpsnle of u StiHe-joiiit quantity of dark, straw-coloured fluid, and the synovial membrane wasconsiderably inflamed and thickened. Treatment.^—Nothing short of the removal of the offending bodiesby a surgical operation can be of service in these cases, but the difficultyinterposed to an accurate diagnosis by the thickness of the skin, theligaments, and parts about the joint, renders such a course as unreliable asit is dangerous. The remedy, indeed, may prove even worse than the disease. RHEUMATIC AETHRITIS In this disease we recognize a local expression of a constitutionaldisorder arising out of .some as yet undefined noxious principle in theblood. Aged animals are more especially its victims, but it sometimes alsoaflfects the young. In the former it assumes a chronic type, while in the latter the attackis more frequently of the acute variety. 286 HEALTH AND DISEASE Ca,US6S.—These are piedisjjosing and exciting. IMost if not all subjectsof this

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