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Does anyone know the long-term soundness effects re: surgery-corrected "Physitis"

I originally posted this in horse health, but I think that was the wrong place, so here I am in here!

I'm thinking of buying this quarter horse, 4 yo, but I want to be sure I'm geting a sound horse who will remain so. I plan to do some reining with her. Not sure if it will end up being at the competitive level or not, but I'd like to have that option.

During the visit, I noticed her front left leg has some hard bumps on the inside of her knee and scarring from some sort of procedure done there. The owner (whose husband is a vet but who didn't do the surgery) referred me to this article linked below to explain what was done. She called it "correction of the growing line", which I suspect is a French to English translation that's not quite right.

I guess the condition is called 'physitis' and is fairly common in QHs, if I'm reading the article correctly.

The vet who did the procedure (whichever one it was), died right after, so he's not available to speak to me about it.

Growing Pains--Physitis |

The owner says that the xrays are all clean (I have copies and will email them to anyone who can read them and tell me if they see anything) and that of course I can do my own during a PPE.

Does anyone out there have a QH with this condition, who had this procedure done, who can tell me the long-term effects, re: soundness issues? The articles I found online are all over the place, so I'd prefer to talk to someone who's been there, done that.

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