Nell a 1yr old farm collie, sadly, accidently got hr legs run over by a car. She was rushed into the surgery by her owners, with severe injuries to her right fore and minor grazes to her left. She was given strong pain relief and anesthtized. The team x rayed her right fore and cleaned it up. A toe was amputated as it was beyond repair and the rest of her wounds were stitched and stapled.
A splint was applied as well as dressings and bandages as there was some damage to the ligaments in her 'wrist'. The problem with crush injuries is that it can take a few days before the extent of the damage becomes clear. Nell had a large flap of skin and tissue that was torn from the top of her foot. We were concerned that it would die away and leave her with an enormous wound. Thankfully, this didnt happen and whilst some parts of the wound died, it only took a month for the wound to fully heal. She was redressed every 5 days under sedation the first few times, as it was too uncomfortable for her.
She is now happily running around the farm normally and everyone is over the moon with her progress.