15 week old puppy injured leg. Banfield xrayed said it wasn't broke and that the elbow needed to be reset. Stated they tried but pop right back out. Vet said she would try again although she didn't think it would stay. Well it didn't. So she said she would splint it to protect it and refer us to specialist.
Went to different hospital. I am quoting word for word from report.
Salter Harris type IV fracture of her left distal humerus. THIS IS WHY PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO REDUCE THE LUXATION WERE NOT EFFECTIVE.This fracture is one that involves trauma to the growth plate at the end of the humerus. Damage to the growth plate a this age will most likely cause premature closure of the growth plate and her bone will stop growing. Long term this will cause growth deformity, and because this fracture involves the surface of the bone at the joint will put her at risk of developing arthritis . The joint will be effectively non-functional.
Not only did they make several attempts to reset the elbow into a totally broken non functional socket they did so with a simple pain shot. Then when the second hospital unbandaged her they discovered there was no splint of any kind under the bandage so it was virtually useless and the bones continued to move causing unbearable pain neither she nor I slept all night.
And for this I was charge $398.22 money that I could have put towards real treatment.