Five month old Willow was playing with a housemate dog and began limping shortly after. She refused to bear weight on her right front limb upon presenting to our Emergency Service. Once evaluated, Willow was internally transferred to the Surgery department for a suspect leg fracture.
After qualifying for the Angel Fund, Willow underwent surgery to fix a right lateral humeral condyle fracture. The humeral condyle, together with the two bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) makes up the elbow joint. If the bones are damaged, the elbow joint cannot work properly. This type of fracture is one of the most common types of broken bones in dogs.
Willow recovered uneventfully from her surgery before returning home to a relived family. Aside from shaved fur Willow looks and acts like nothing ever happened!