Barbaro sustained a broken cannon bone above the ankle, a broken sesamoid bone behind the ankle and a broken long pastern bone below the ankle. The fetlock joint the ankle was dislocated. These injuries were repaired during a six hour surgery performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dean W. Richardson.
For more information about the life-saving work done every day at the New Bolton Center and how you can donate to the Barbaro Fund to help other injured animals check out our feature on the New Bolton Center of the University of PA's School of Veterinary Medicine.
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