Beardie broken toe

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Beardie broken toe

Postby jowat » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:57 am


Hello everyone,

Has someone have experience with broken toes?
My Lizzie broke her toe a week ago. She doesnt seem bothered about at all, still running around, digging, but unfortunately it's not looking good.
I went to the vets and they estimated £400 for the surgery to remove the toe. I still did not book the surgery, because it just seems a lot of money. :( I thought I will seek a second opinion.
Have any of you experienced something familiar. Any advice would be great.
Thank you.

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Re: Beardie broken toe

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:00 pm

That looks like a pretty bad break. I think the big concern is that it would become infected which could pose a serious risk. It may or may not cause her discomfort or mobility issues but if it gets infected it will become a very serious situation and will need quick care.
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Re: Beardie broken toe

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:58 pm

I think a visit to the nearest reptile vet is in order to have the toe seen to ( outcome depends on type of break , compound, clean or perhaps even a dislocation ).
Get a second opinion. If it's infected and not a compound fracture, should be very easy for a vet to reset it ( under a very quick general ).
Did they take and provide you with xrays ?

The hand / forearm seems quite swollen in that picture - that's a bad sign ==> infection is setting in.

Better safe than sorry later, I'd deal with it while it's fresh rather than waiting even a few days as it will be relatively easy for a vet deal with fresh , but is likely to become a major drama and expensive treatment if it comes infected or causes a systemic infection . You a likely to be looking at a lot more if / when gangrene sets in or a systemic infection and a full limb amputation becomes necessary or a long cause of antibiotics are needed.
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