Right fore navicular bursoscopy following MRI diagnosis of a tear of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) and suspected granuloma formation within the bursa.
16th August - Carlton arrived with us for initial assessment, as he was presenting lame.
30th August - Nerve clock and x-rays taken. He was referred to Rainbows.
4th September - MRI and diagnostic imaging gives a diagnosis. Right fore navicular bursoscopy following MRI diagnosis of a tear of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) and suspected granuloma formation within the bursa.
16th September - Undergoes surgery at Rainbows. Evidence of cartilage erosion and fibrillation of the DDFT. Stem cell injections into the Navicular Bursa recommended to stimulate healing process in conjunction with remedial farrier work and rest. Poor long term prognosis for return to work and maintenance of soundness.
10th October - First set of remedial shoes.
30th October - Assessment at Rainbows. Returns home with instructions to continue hydrotherapy, Theraplate and hand walking for 8 weeks.
28th February - 2nd post-op assessment. Carlton is SOUND!!!!!
Ann made a plan to introduce ridden walking work into his rehab plan, alongside his regular hydrotherapy and Theraplate sessions.
6th March - First time back onboard!
23rd March - First day in the field since August.
7th April - First time back in the arena under saddle since his injury.
We’re so proud of this guy and cannot wait to see his progression over the coming weeks and months.