PICS***Shattered Toe Bone***Severe Swelling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kimmyjay, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. kimmyjay

    kimmyjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took her to the vet and he took an X-Ray.The bone from her toe nail to the first joint is shattered in to 4 pieces.
    The vet said that there is no surgery or way to correct it. He also said that the toe will stay "swollen" and disfigured.
    One of the shattered pieces of bone has worked it way out from under the toe nail.
    The swelling is getting worse and spreading towards the ankle away from the toe.
    I am not sure if I should relieve the pressure on one of the lumps by the ankle or continue to soak the foot.
    Please help with any ideas or suggestions on how to get the swelling down.

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  2. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Poor baby I hope she gets better. Put some epson salts in warm water and stir. Put a rag in the water and hold it against her foot. That should take the swelling down.
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    immobilize her, and definitely soak the foot, epsom salts work wonders for infections

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