Patient #16284 came in on July 20th from Albemarle, NC.  On intake, we diagnosed him with a very complicated humerus fracture.  His prognosis was not great.  The fracture itself was comminuted and it was very close to the elbow.  We weren’t sure how the repair would go, and then more importantly, we didn’t know how the scarring would affect the elbow extension. 

His external fixator was removed about a month after surgery and he was flying immediately.  This bird was released today, just 72 days post-surgery.  That’s less than 3 months.  Barred owls are incredible healers. 

Reason #278 why we have the best job EVER.

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