Broken limbs can be disastrous for wild animals and hedgehogs are no exception. This female was rushed in to us after a member of the public found her in their garden. She had a nasty broken leg and needed urgent treatment if she was to survive.
Luckily, our lead vet, Maru, is well versed in orthopaedic surgery and the hedgehog was rushed straight into theatre. Using a series of pins and screws, Maru carefully realigned the fragments of bone before securing them in place to allow healing. The operation was a huge success and it wasn’t long before the hedgehog was back on all four legs!
After a short period of physiotherapy, the lucky hedgehog was released back to the wild once more!
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