Edison of Arizona
October 1, 2017: When 11 month old puppy Airedale Edison came in to rescue, he was limping and it was obvious that there was something very wrong with his left rear leg. Instead of being straight, it bent outwards at the ankle. An x-ray revealed that he had sustained an injury to the fibula at the “ankle” end which stopped the growth plate. The tibia (inner leg bone) kept growing, resulting in the lower part of his leg twisting to the outside.
The leg could be repaired by what is known as a corrective osteotomy where a wedge of bone is removed, the bone is straightened and the leg is pinned in the correct position. Once the bone heals, the dog should be able to do anything any other dog can do, without limitations. It is a tricky surgery because there is not much room for the pins at the ankle joint. It is also of utmost importance to keep the dog from doing too much before the bone has healed. Because of his very young age, we decided to go forward with the surgery.
Edison is Adopted
March 19, 2018 The surgery was a great success! We wish Edison and his new family a long and happy life!!