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Old December 18th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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If the digit is easily displaced and, as I understand it, is directly adjacent to the puncture wound, then I suspect that the tendon to the flexor of that digit has been cut. We usually explore these wounds under anesthesia shortly after trauma when these patients are stable. Any cut tendons are repaired if there is enough tissue/normal structure is present. Some injuries are so extensive that all one can do is fuse the joint to provide a stable limb.

It may not be too late to repair this damage. Consult a boarded surgeon for further information.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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