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Has anyone had a hind lateral splint bone surgically removed? If so, how was recovery? Other treatments for hind lateral splints?

Has anyone had a hind lateral splint bone surgically removed? If so, how was recovery? Other treatments for hind lateral splints?
We go this Friday for a check up with ultra sound and X-rays... he has been a very good boy and has been on stall rest for 10 weeks now.. the trailer ride should be very interesting! Wish him well!
A friend of mine has her gelding banged his leg when playing and developed a large splint. Her vet thought that the splint bone may be fractured but thankfully it wasn't. We have been trying to reduce the splint before we try to blister it but he may still need to have surgery to remove the splint bone. The vet says that the surgery is very simple and the recovery very quick.