In this presentation, we discuss a tortoise case with traumatic arthritis and treatment outcomes of Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). The materials, In Gümüşhane Health Vocational High School mascot, a tortoise with a complaint of lameness was presented. Anamnesis and clinical examination confirmed the diagnosis of traumatic arthritis then subjected to treatment with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). Clinical examination, severe lameness in the right 3rd leg ; the nail was broken and the joint was inflammed. Treatment is not applied to chronic course arthritis which develop within a short period of time becoming difficult to cure. Treatmet with dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is preferred because of its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and tissue permeability enhancing effects. As a result, all the often encountered tortoise animals with arthritis, are diagnosed easily by history; clinical examination and physical examination of the synovial fluid are treated with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) which made a successful therapy.
Published Date: 2017-01-02;