Coonhound mix Ranger presented at VREC after he returned from a trip outside with a fractured front limb. The damage was severe – the bone was poking out of the skin – and Ranger needed surgery immediately.
Once qualified for the Angel Fund, Ranger was transferred into the care of our surgery department where he had surgery on the fractured radius and ulna – the two bones that make up a dog’s forelimb. Based on the severity of the fracture, amputation was the best course of action. His surgery was a success and he was cared for by our critical care department while he recovered. A few days after the scary ordeal, Ranger was able to return home to a very happy family. Because Ranger is young and healthy, he has a great prognosis and should only need a short time to adapt to his new situation!