Soft Tissue surgeons operate on Charlie the cat following road traffic accident

Davies Veterinary Specialists

Pet Owners, Soft Tissue Surgery, Veterinary Medicine

29th January 2020

Veterinary surgeons repair transected urethra and fractured pelvis

Charlie was referred to Ellie Cockburn in our Soft Tissue team with serious injuries following a presumed road traffic accident.

Veterinary Soft tissue surgeons repair cat's fractured pelvis

He had a transected urethra, meaning that he could not urinate and he had life-threatening levels of waste products in his body. Charlie required emergency management of this condition. Initial treatment included administering pain relief and fluids, blood tests, then an ultrasound and x-rays to check for any further injuries. These revealed Charlie also had a fractured pelvis.

He had an exploratory surgery and his urethra was salvaged using a urethrostomy procedure where our veterinary surgeons created a new hole for Charlie to urinate from. A temporary tube placed at the time of surgery and it has since been removed. Charlie’s pelvic fracture was repaired a few days later.

After an eight-day stay Charlie was discharged. He is now happily recovering at home and still able to lie in his favourite position (with just a bit less hair)!

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