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Pastern, pas′tėrn, n. the part of a horse's foot from the fetlock to the hoof, where the shackle is fastened.
The pastern joints above his striped hoofs were resilient as pliant springs.Tharon of Lost Valley|Vingie E. Roe
Because of the pastern being horizontal, and aiding in the downward pressure, its change of form cannot be upwards.
The operation does nothing to impede the work of healing going on, and allows free movement of the foot and pastern to take place.
There was considerable swelling from the knee downwards, great pain, and evidence of fracture in the region of the pastern.