Ranger (Buddy) was rescued from a high kill shelter in Riverside CA.
He was picked up a stray and was hit not only once, but then by a second car. After receiving a plea from the shelter pleading for help stating they needed him out that day, we were at the last minute get our volunteers there to him out and rushed him to the wonderful people at Sycamore Animal Hospital.
Ranger(Buddy) is the sweetest dog with people, and has a healing pnuemo thorax, multiple wounds /lacerations and significant brusing to his legs and shoulder, abdominal area, that are healing up and though still very painful, he allowed a comprehensive exam. He was also covered in ticks and very emaciated - again conditions that were not so apparent due to being covered by his thick coat. During the exam they had to sedate him for the Xrays and while under they did try to reposition the femur but there was no way to position it into the socket where it would even seat. They also noted that there has been considerable bruising and some injury to the knee/connective ligaments as well.
They asked if they could call in an orthopedic specialist for a consult given the obvious need for surgical intervention to repair the damage from the 2 cars. On Thursday afternoon the Orthopedic vet confirmed that he would need surgery, (at least an FHO, or potentially more extensive hip surgery), and it was stated that he had been apparently been hit about 2 weeks ago, we are not sure about the timing with the shelter, but they sheduled the surgery for the next day.
Friday we were informed after the surgery that the Anterior Sacroiliace Ligament and the Iliofemoral ligament (which were apparently very large in his case) that holds the hip and femur in place were totally torn away from the sacrum and in order for that to have happened it must have been a very significant impact. His surgery went well but recovery will require rehabilitation and PT. He is resting comfortably now at his medical fosters home.
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