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    severed tendons & artery

    My lab severed his tendons and artery in his rear leg the vet has put him back together , just wondered if it has happened to anyone else and how it panned out from a working point of view dont feel very confident at the moment.

    Colm

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    Nasty. Can you give us a little more info on the injury? The specific part of the leg involved. How did the injury occur?

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    One of our cocker bitches did a tendon in January, she needed a tendon replacing with some fancy synthetic wire or 'piano wire' as the vet described it. She wasn't allowed to do anything for 2-3 months other than pottering about in the garden, but she's now fit as a fiddle. What ever you do, just don;t over do anything with him, no walks for a while, not even just down the road or tearing about the garden if he's so inclined. If you take it easy he should heal nicely, over do it and you will have the 800 + bill again !!! Hope he recovers well, keep us posted.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    Nasty. Can you give us a little more info on the injury? The specific part of the leg involved. How did the injury occur?
    It is just above his left foot tendons severed right through it happened last sunday he didnt use the foot at all till wednesday he was back at vets on thursday to hace it redressed it looked remarkbley good and is now putting full weight on it, he is still on anti biotics vet is worried about infection. it happened on a blind retrieve crossing a burn

    Colm

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    [QUOTE=tjwaines;273352]One of our cocker bitches did a tendon in January, she needed a tendon replacing with some fancy synthetic wire or 'piano wire' as the vet described it. She wasn't allowed to do anything for 2-3 months other than pottering about in the garden, but she's now fit as a fiddle. What ever you do, just don;t over do anything with him, no walks for a while, not even just down the road or tearing about the garden if he's so inclined. If you take it easy he should heal nicely, over do it and you will have the 800 + bill again !!! Hope he recovers well, keep us posted./QUOTE]

    Thanks good to see a positive outcome, the problem will be keeping him still always on the go , ah well a good chance to use a youngster.

    Colm

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    Quote Originally Posted by colm View Post
    It is just above his left foot tendons severed right through it happened last sunday he didnt use the foot at all till wednesday he was back at vets on thursday to hace it redressed it looked remarkbley good and is now putting full weight on it, he is still on anti biotics vet is worried about infection. it happened on a blind retrieve crossing a burn

    Colm
    If it's just the small tendons at the front of the foot then the prognosis is good. Usually they will heel and be as good as new. The more serious injury would be if the retractor tendons at the back of the leg had sustained damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    If it's just the small tendons at the front of the foot then the prognosis is good. Usually they will heel and be as good as new. The more serious injury would be if the retractor tendons at the back of the leg had sustained damage.
    Unfortunatley it is the rear tendons and they were totaly severed along with an artery it wasnt pretty ...

    Colm

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    Quote Originally Posted by colm View Post
    Unfortunatley it is the rear tendons and they were totaly severed along with an artery it wasnt pretty ...

    Colm
    Less good then.

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    Had him back at vets yesterday to have stitches out and wound redressed , unfortunatley the tendons had parted again made the very painfull decision to have him pts gutted especially for him a 3yr old in his prime. Going to take a while to get over that.

    Colm

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    Quote Originally Posted by colm View Post
    Had him back at vets yesterday to have stitches out and wound redressed , unfortunatley the tendons had parted again made the very painfull decision to have him pts gutted especially for him a 3yr old in his prime. Going to take a while to get over that.

    Colm
    Really sorry to hear that.

    Tendon injuries are a real bugger to treat

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