An Arthrex Vet Systems product is helping Abigail, a 3-year-old pit bull mix, in her recovery after she endured horrific facial injuries in a Miami dogfighting ring. Arthrex Clinical Specialist, Michelle Chargot, saw Abigail’s story on the news last month and recognized the Estero, FL vet treating her, Dr. T.J. Jackson. Michelle jumped into action to work with a the Orthobiologics Product team to donate JumpStart™ antimicrobial wound dressing, to help treat Abigail’s wounds. They were severe—half of her face, along with her ear, was torn off. Rescuers think she was probably used as a bait dog.
Dr. Jackson says when he first saw Abigail she had an infection and a lot of scar tissue, in addition to the wound. He used JumpStart wound dressing a few days into treatment and said, “JumpStart wound dressing is incredible. I got 6 days’ worth of granulation tissue buildup in 48 hours and it prevented infection at the same time. I was blown away!”
This enabled Dr. Jackson to go right into surgery and do a skin graft nearly a week faster than he thought he would. On a recent visit to Dr. Jackson’s clinic, Pets First Wellness Center, the Arthrex team got to see first-hand how well Abigail is doing today.
“It was great to see how well Abigail is healing and rewarding to know our products were key to her recovery,” said Vicki Bryant, Orthobiologics Product Manager.
Abigail continues making local headlines with her story showcasing how Arthrex’s JumpStart wound dressing donation is helping in her recovery.
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