Case Studies

Case of 3rd degree thermal skin burn treated at Montgomery Animal hospital by Dr. Jeff Luetke.

Sarge is a 13 yr old male neutered golden retriever.  He was treated for a thermal burn over the back.  Treatment included two staged tissue debridement procedures to remove dead tissue, daily tie down bandage changes and time to allow a good granulation bed to develop.  A combination of a skin advancement flap and a full thickness mesh skin graft were performed by Dr. Luetke to cover the large wound.  Both procedures were a complete success.  The skin graft has allowed for minimal scar tissue to form and should re grow hair.  Sarge is again back to his normal self and a very happy boy.  Thank you for being such a good patient. (Click on photo to view slideshow.)