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Video: Dog walking after reconstructive foot surgery

by  Michael Farrell, BVetMed, CertVA, CertSAS, DipECVS, Andrew Dunn, BVSc, MACVSc, Andrew Marchevsky, BVSc, MVS, FACVSc

    An 8-year-old German shepherd that sustained alkaline chemical burns to all four feet walking after surgery (a) 24 hours after right forefoot reconstruction (day 16 of therapy) and (b) 24 hours after right hindfoot and left forefoot reconstruction (day 30 of therapy). Tolerance of bandages and weight-bearing circular external skeletal fixators (WB-CESFs) was excellent, and the dog consistently and reliably used all operated limbs from the day after surgery until WB-CESF removal. Read related article