A speedy recovery for Samson after major road accident

Samson is a black, male 5 month old stray cat. He was recently hit by a car and suffered a fractured distal femur (thigh) and dislocated hip which could not be replaced. Dr Melanie Collins of Vetwest Clarkson (pictured) amputated the ball of the hip to enable the formation of a "false" joint which will in time give Samson near to full mobility. She also placed two steel pins in Samson's leg to stabilise the fracture.

Melanie performed the surgery successfully. Post-operative x-rays show the two steel pins in place above Samson's knee joint. Samson's leg was bandaged for three weeks and he is back to his mischievous self.

Samson's owners were unable to be located as he was not wearing a collar and he was not microchipped. He was an exceptional cat with a wonderful personality and was highly recommended from the team at Clarkson. As a result we were able to find Samson a caring new family to take him home.

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