Bowser’s family witnessed their orange cat attempt to jump onto a bookshelf and botch the landing. Shortly afterwards, he began limping on his hind left leg. Bowser was brought to his primary vet shortly after the ordeal, and a splint was placed to mend the limb. Unfortunately the bandaging kept slipping off. Bowser was brought to VREC for a surgical consultation for a permanent solution. Our staff performed radiographs which confirmed a left tibia distal fracture, easily fixed by surgery.
After qualifying for the Angel Fund, Bowser underwent an open reduction and internal fixation with bone plate. An open reduction simply means the process of piecing back together bones so they can heal. An internal fixation involves hardware to affix bone pieces together. In Bowser’s case, a bone plate was used to stabilize the bones. Bowser recovered uneventfully in hospital before being discharged to a very relieved family.