Improperly done orthopaedic surgery leaves cat with infection in both hind legs!
We were not sure whether we could believe our eyes when we received a video on our helpline number a few days ago. The video showed a stray cat roaming around in Talegaon Dabhade, but what left us flabbergasted was that both its hind legs seemed to have been operated upon. Pins were protruding through both legs and held together with a scaffolding of M-Seal, an orthopaedic technique known as external fixation. An animal that has been through such major orthopaedic surgery (on 2 legs at that!) needs to be under cage rest or under restricted mobility until it completely recovers. And without rigorous post- operative care, it almost always can be a source of infection which can delay healing.
Now in this cat’s case (who has been named Bunty!) the fractures have already healed. There are holes through the bones in which infection has already set in. The joints are completely stiff, leaving him with a compromised gait. He is very skittish but allows us to handle him and one of the biggest positives is that he has a robust appetite! But we all know that a cat like him cannot continue living a normal life out on the streets. We plan to ensure that he recovers completely from his injuries and then find a loving home for him.
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