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3301 HWY MM Hannibal, MO 63401



Bentley, a two year old Dachshund, was sadly hit by a car one afternoon. On presentation, Bentley was alert and responsive and it appeared that the extent of his injuries were to his back end. After treating Bentley for cardiovascular shock, xrays were taken to determine just how bad his injuries were. His chest xrays were clear, however, his pelvic xrays revealed a different story. His right pelvis was broken along with his right femur (thigh bone). Unfortunately, the hip joint was also involved in his fractures, adding more complications to his injuries. His ankle bone on the same side was also broken. There were also several smaller fractures through his pelvic bones. Needless to say Bentley was in bad shape! After exploring options for him including amputation, the owners decided they wanted to try and save Bentley's right leg. Dr. Welch was able to consult with a orthopedic specialist, Dr. Holt, to discuss surgical options. Dr. Holt (a traveling surgeon) was able to come to the clinic and do Bentley's surgery right here in our hospital. After 5 hours of surgery, Bentley now has three plates and three pins holding his bones together. Pictured are before and after xrays of Bentley's pelvis and ankle bone. Special thanks to Dr. Holt for doing such an awesome job on Bentley's surgery!



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