This lovely girl is Twiglet. She was outside all day and came back home completely non weight bearing on her left hindlimb. Twiglet’s worried mum brought her to see vet Lucy, who gave her pain killers straight away and performed xrays. As suspected, Twiglet has suffered several fractured bones in her foot – 2nd, 4th and 5th metatarsals.
Twiglet’s case was handed over to referral surgeon Barbara who performed a combined and external skeletal fixation of the fractures. The metal pins were bent and secured with acrylic putty and the whole leg dressed to make her as comfortable as possible.
Twiglet came in for her 6 week xrays and the fractures had fully healed. The pins were easily removed, Twiglet was signed off and made a full recovery! Well done!😊
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