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Farm cat found with broken hind leg..took to er...casted xrays etc. Hu

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Farm cat found with broken hind leg..took to er...casted xrays etc. Humane society had vet do surgry pinned leg...left stitches in 4 removed stitches and pins...3 weeks later cat cannot bare weight on that leg..was good when pinned
I am worried break reopened? Sent pictures to vet...he said cat was just sore.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 years ago.
Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you.

I would just give it time. These feel funny once the pins are removed, and there is often residual soreness. I would give it another two weeks, and then if he still won't put weight on it, see a vet for x-rays. If you can handle him, I would try doing physical therapy with him once or twice daily... put that leg through a full range of motion, and then hold up his other leg to force him to put weight on it. (When I had knee surgery, even after the pain was gone, the knee felt funny to me every time I used it for the next year.)

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