|The ulcer was repaired using a neurovascular island flap.
Postoperatively, a fiberglass clamshell splint was used to protect the healing flap.
The flap healed successfully and developed a highly keratinized epithelium much like a normal footpad.
Source: Kelson C. Danielson, Marc Kent, Karen Cornell (2009): Successful Treatment of a Metacarpal Trophic Ulcer Utilizing a Neurovascular Island Flap. In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 45:176-180 (2009)
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