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My dog had an aural hematoma repair procedure I'm afraid s

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My dog had an aural hematoma repair procedure I'm afraid his ear won't be pointy.. What are your experiences with this procedure and what odds that his ear will be normal
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. As long as there wasn't any significant scar tissue that had started to form before the surgery was done, then the ear should be back to normal. If done soon enough, the aural hematoma surgeries have I have done have usually turned out normal again. If there was some scar tissue formation already, then it is possible that the scar tissue will cause it to droop some. There are always some exceptions, and nothing is 100%, but there is a good chance his ear will look normal if the procedure was done soon enough. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My dog got the hematomia on 10/16 and I got him into the vet on 10/20 (4days later). I just had his stitches removed 11/10. The wound is still open
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

If they did the quilt pattern surgery, the wound is normally left open to granulate closed. That typically leaves very little scar tissue. At 3 weeks post surgery, though, I would expect the incision to be healed or almost healed.

Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Hi Ashley,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Klondike. How is everything going?
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