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wound open 11months

My dog had a growth removed from her elbow Dec 8th 2011 and will not heal. She has had surgery 3 times to close it, but it re opens within hours of stitches being removed. My vet wants to do Flap surgery on Oct 31st. he will bring a flap from the shoulder to cover her elbow. I am frighten that I will end up with 2 wounds instead of one. Anyone had this kind of surgery on there dog?
Type of Animal
:  
dog
Age of Animal
:  
7yrs 10 month
Sex of Animal
:  
Female
Breed of Animal
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bernese mix
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
October 29, 2012
City
:  
Glendale
State/Province
:  
AZ
Country
:  
USA
Blood Test Results
:  
Thyroid test positive, on meds 10mg BID
X-Ray Results
:  
na
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I have performed this surgery many times and a flap procedure is the right way to go. Elbow surgeries are difficult to close due to the tightness of the skin in that area while shoulder surgeries are easier to close so I do not believe you will have a problem.
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