Tiny Twinkle is a ‘real trooper’ after undergoing challenging surgery at Taverham Vets

Twinkle the tiny Yorkshire Terrier puppy. Photo supplied by Taverham Vets

Twinkle the tiny Yorkshire Terrier puppy. Photo supplied by Taverham Vets - Credit: Taverham Vets

A Yorkshire Terrier puppy has been called a 'little trooper' by staff at Taverham Vets after undergoing challenging surgery.

Twinkle's X-Ray or radius ulna fracture. Photo supplied by Taverham Vets

Twinkle's X-Ray or radius ulna fracture. Photo supplied by Taverham Vets - Credit: Taverham Vets

Tiny Twinkle, weighing just over a kilo, became the smallest dog to ever be operated on by orthopaedic surgeon Guy Pitcher, after an accident saw her fracture the radius and ulna bones in her front leg.

A spokesman for Taverham Vets said: 'X-rays were taken and Twinkle was monitored overnight, with pain relief given every few hours to ensure she was as comfortable as possible.

'As soon as Twinkle was stable, she was taken into surgery to have the fracture repaired but due to her small size this proved a real challenge.'

Miniature titanium plates and screws were placed in Twinkle's leg to realign the bones and the puppy has now been allowed home to recover.

Twinkle's X-Ray of radius ulna repair. Photo supplied by Taverham Vets

Twinkle's X-Ray of radius ulna repair. Photo supplied by Taverham Vets - Credit: Taverham Vets

Taverham Vets added: 'Thankfully Twinkle is a little trooper and doesn't seem at all phased by her ordeal, we look forward to seeing her again soon for her post-op check!'

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