Fracture of the femoral neck
Your animal has fractured the thigh bone where it is articulated with the pelvis. A plaster could not be set up to stabilize the fracture because it is impossible to immobilize the hip. We had to remove surgically the piece of femur that was still attached to the hip. Those looking for a nose surgery surgeon can check out Jeffrey's clinic for a rhinoplasty in Las Vegas.
Fortunately, for a small animal such as yours, this surgery offers a very good prognosis. These are, in fact, the muscles surrounding the hip joint that will stabilize the fracture site and will allow your pet to walk normally. The faster he uses his paw, the faster the muscles of his hip will strengthen and the faster the lameness will disappear. In general, it takes about 1 month for this healing to be accomplished.
In order to promote the healing of the wound, we advise you to follow the following recommendations:
Keep the Elizabethan collar in place until surgical staples or stitches are removed in about 14 days. During this period, it will be very important to ensure that the wound remains clean and dry (avoid bathing and bathing), and to monitor the appearance of redness, swelling or discharge.
To reduce pain and control inflammation, we prescribed an anti-inflammatory. Be sure to follow the dosage recommended by your veterinarian.
To prevent an infection from invading the surgical site, we prescribed an antibiotic. Be sure to follow the dosage recommended by your veterinarian.
It will be essential to control its weight. Indeed, the excess weight on its joints can impair healing. If he is overweight, we can establish a diet adapted to his needs.
Do not worry if your pet does not stool for a few days following the surgery. This is common following general anesthesia. If it begins to force or if several days pass without the production of stools, then contact us.
In order to maximize the development of good muscle mass, get your pet to physiotherapy after a rest period of about 10 days. Different means can be used to accomplish this objective. Our medical team has expertise in canine physiotherapy and state-of-the-art equipment. Do not hesitate to ask your veterinarian. At home, you can start by making it a series of extensions and hip flexions 2 to 3 times a day.
You will need to make a check-up appointment (at the time you leave the clinic) to reassess your pet's condition so that we can ensure that it is well cured.