1 year old male Miniature Pincher dog
The patient was presented with a large degloving wound on the lower left front limb. No skin was present on the affected area and the dog was licking the open wound for the past 2 days.
Phototherapy was done once a day for the first week and thereafter every second or third day. Bandages and topical wound dressings comprising of Intrasite gel were used. No other anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics where used during this trial.
Initially phototherapy was used to create a good granulation tissue bed for skin grafts, but the wound healed and contracted so well and at such a high speed, that a skin graft was never even needed. Epithelialisation was much better than initially predicted and the dog made a full recovery with all of the hair growing back with minimal scar tissue formation.