Veterinarians at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida were posed with special challenge when a seriously hurt green sea turtle was brought to them by locals. Andre, as he’s now called, was hit by a boat propeller and suffered severe injuries to his shell and tissues below, exposing his spinal column. Thanks to a bit of human medical technology, including negative pressure wound therapy from KCI and Strattice reconstructive tissue matrix, a year after his admission Andre is ready to go home. We’re wondering whether policy requires him to be wheelchaired right to the surf.
Here’s video of Andre when he was admitted:
And here’s a local TV report about Andre’s therapy: