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Barbaro Has Cast Replaced; Leg 'Looks Excellent'
espn.com ^ | 6/13/06 | unknown

Posted on 06/14/2006 12:17:09 AM PDT by beyond the sea

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. -- Barbaro had the cast replaced on his shattered right hind leg Tuesday, another huge stride in the recovery of the Kentucky Derby winner who suffered a life-threatening injury at the Preakness.

Barbaro's cast was replaced under general anesthesia, and the 3-year-old bay colt had a very smooth pool recovery, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center said in a statement.

Dean Richardson, the chief of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, replaced the cast he first put on Barbaro's leg during surgery May 21.

"His leg looks excellent," Richardson said in the statement. "The incision has healed well and judging by the radiographs, the graft is opacifying [taking]. Callus is forming nicely, and all of the implants look unchanged."


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: barbaro; healing
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So far so good ............
1 posted on 06/14/2006 12:17:12 AM PDT by beyond the sea
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To: beyond the sea
Great news!

Maybe Barbaro's docs could take a look at Ben Roethlisberger...

prisxoner6

2 posted on 06/14/2006 12:21:19 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: Richard Kimball; SHOOT THE MOON bat; Danae; HairOfTheDog; Pharmboy; CindyDawg; ...

So far so good ................. ping


3 posted on 06/14/2006 12:27:00 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: prisoner6
Maybe Barbaro's docs could take a look at Ben Roethlisberger...

LOL

Some people have referred to Ben as a horse ........... a horse's *ss for riding that motorcycle.

;-)

Ben looks like he's about the luckiest guy in the world now ........... except that he was apparently driving without a proper license.

4 posted on 06/14/2006 12:29:52 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

Good news!


5 posted on 06/14/2006 12:30:58 AM PDT by Mustng959 (Peace.....Through Superior Firepower)
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To: Wolfstar; NormsRevenge; Wolfie; ken5050; OldFriend; Mustng959; Miss Marple; babydoll22; stopem; ...

Barbaro .............. ping


6 posted on 06/14/2006 12:36:59 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

I'm crying with joy. Thanks! You've made my day.


7 posted on 06/14/2006 12:55:16 AM PDT by Razz Barry
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""His leg looks excellent," Richardson said in the statement. "The incision has healed well and judging by the radiographs, the graft is opacifying [taking]. Callus is forming nicely, and all of the implants look unchanged."" ----

Yes, very good so far.

Have a good day the rest of the way.

8 posted on 06/14/2006 1:04:38 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

It's beginning to look like he's got a happy future ahead of him....


9 posted on 06/14/2006 1:09:04 AM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
long way to go ........ fingers crossed here.

Thank God he's got such great medical care.

10 posted on 06/14/2006 1:16:18 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

Obviously a Republican Vet. How many colts and fillys would get this treatment? Huh? Huh? :)


11 posted on 06/14/2006 2:11:03 AM PDT by leadhead (Itís a duty and a responsibility to defeat them. But it's also a pleasure)
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks for the good news.

Is this a first for horses to have this type surgery?


12 posted on 06/14/2006 2:55:54 AM PDT by stopem (God Bless the U.S.A the Troops who protect her, and their Commander In Chief !)
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To: beyond the sea

Yes! This is wonderful news but, as you say, so far so good. He has a ways to go, but he seems to be doing so well. He has a good attitude, no infections, his leg is mending ...

Thank you for the ping to this good report. I'm afraid I'd lose track otherwise. So much other "stuff" gets in the way of my keeping up with everything. ;>)

pattyjo


13 posted on 06/14/2006 2:57:33 AM PDT by pj_627
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Thanks for the good news. ........ Is this a first for horses to have this type surgery?

I don't believe so, but it's very rare.

He has a long way to go, but this is certainly very good news.

The biggest moments will be down the line when the doctors finally take off the support. It seems to me that those moments will be critical. Barbaro needs to behave when he finally is allowed to use his "new leg".

I'm rooting for him so much.

14 posted on 06/14/2006 3:20:48 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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We all are rooting for him! What a champ he is.


15 posted on 06/14/2006 3:24:27 AM PDT by stopem (God Bless the U.S.A the Troops who protect her, and their Commander In Chief !)
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To: stopem
Yep............ and I hear he's looking at the "ladies" too.

;-)

16 posted on 06/14/2006 3:30:24 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea
Put that sucker out to stud...
17 posted on 06/14/2006 3:30:54 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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patience..........

;-)

18 posted on 06/14/2006 3:37:01 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

That is such good news. Hoping for a continued recovery!!!!


19 posted on 06/14/2006 3:46:27 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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Thanks for the happy, good news pimg!


20 posted on 06/14/2006 4:47:46 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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