Pet of the Month – September 2016 – Daisy
by admin on September 1st, 2016
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When young Daisy returned from her travels with a wounded and unstable right hock joint her owner brought her to the surgery straight away. Radiographs revealed the hock joint to be extremely unstable which necessitated a referral to an orthopaedic specialist.
Daisy’s hock was stabilised with an external fixator and bandaged. External fixation consists of inserting two or more pins each in undamaged areas of the bones proximal and distal to the fracture site. The pins are connected by clamps or putty to keep them rigid.
Undaunted by her escapade Daisy managed to escape from an open window on her first night home from the specialist. After a half hour chase she was caught and returned to what had been thought to be a secure enclosure, now with even tighter security. Her hock had to be re-radiographed the next day to check that no damage had been incurred and we are pleased to report that she is making very good progress.trackback from your own site.