Success Stories

Mac was pre­sent­ed at the hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing a col­li­sion with anoth­er dog. On exam­i­na­tion he was very painful and an x‑ray revealed he had a spi­ral frac­ture of his L hind leg. Alex Eng­land repaired the frac­ture using an exter­nal fix­a­tor and Mac began his lengthy recov­ery. Mac is a very spe­cial dog as he forms part of a com­pet­i­tive sled dog team so opti­mum func­tion­al recov­ery for this ath­lete was essen­tial; con­se­quent­ly once his exter­nal fix­a­tor was removed an inten­sive reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram was ini­ti­at­ed. Mac attend­ed the hos­pi­tal week­ly for phys­io­ther­a­py and hydrother­a­py to estab­lish a func­tion­al gait pat­tern, improve pro­pri­o­cep­tion and strength. We are very pleased to say he has been signed off all treat­ment and has tak­en his place as lead sled dog! Well done Mac

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