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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 937-941

Augmentation of a Chronic Non-Healing Wound with Hydroheal Followed by Transpositional Skin Flap in a Great Dane Dog
M. Gokulakrishnan1*, L. Nagarajan2, Noyingbeni Odyuoand K. Jothimeena2
1Department of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 007, India
2Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chenna, India
*Corresponding author

An Eight-month-old intact Male Harlequin Great Dane Dog was presented to Small Animal Surgery Outpatient Unit of Madras Veterinary College with a history of a chronic non-healing wound on the lateral aspect of the distal hock region. Subjective analysis of the wound on the day of presentation revealed pink colour with purulent exudate and offensive odour. A wound planimetry was performed and the wound was dimensionally measured (10cm x12 cm).The wound was highly exudative and was in the inflammatory phase, a wet to dry bandaging was performed on alternate days until the exudates reduced. Surgical debridement and suturing of the sulcus persistent was done in addition and placement of a drain was performed under general anaesthesia to hasten wound healing and to progress to proliferative phase. After the cessation of the inflammatory phase which was ascertained with subjective analysis the wound was treated with Hydroheal (Amorphous hydrogel with colloidal silver) on alternate days. Following good granulation, surgical intervention was planned. Since the wound contraction ceased and the presence of the wound on tension lines prevented the opposing of the recipient wound bed with standard suturing technique, an 90 degrees transposition skin flap was performed. The outcome of the surgery and uneventful recovery of the pet will be discussed further.

Keywords: Chronic wound- Hydroheal–Transpositional Flap – Dog

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Gokulakrishnan. M, L. Nagarajan, Noyingbeni Odyuo and Jothimeena. K. 2020. Augmentation of a Chronic Non-Healing Wound with Hydroheal Followed by Transpositional Skin Flap in a Great Dane Dog.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 937-941. doi:
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