Dr. Johan, team STS and Dr Andy Fraser, recently treated Otis on his wounds. Otis is suffering from an uncomplicated radius fracture and he also has several wounds which have not healed, following a Lion attack last year. Unfortunately these wounds are on the bend of the elbow, and quite difficult to suture, due to the movement in the area.
However, with the assistance of Salvari in London, a special tool has been designed and manufactured, to enable Dr. Johan to penetrate the thick skin and suture the area with orthopaedic wire. The wound was also treated for infection and we are hopeful that the two wire sutures will hold for now!
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Special thanks to Craghoppers, Ford South Africa, Rooiberg Veterinary Services & Salvari
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