Patient Of The Week Candidates for the week of August 27th – 31st !

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of  August 27th  thru August 31st , 2012

Review the patient summaries below then vote for your favorite patient. The poll is in the far right column under our YouTube channel.
The patient with the most votes wins the “Patient of the Week” title.

Then the POTW with the most votes in a month will be dubbed Azzore’s Patient of the Month, and will receive an extra special prize package from the Azzore Staff.

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Delta

is a 6year 7month old Labrador Retriever who suffered from discomfort and lameness in the right forelimb. Dr. Roberson at Treasure Hill Pet Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew identified osteoarthritis in the right elbow  and performed a Elbow Arthrodesis . The prognosis is good for normal osseous healing.  Exercise restrictions must be followed to maximize the prognosis for uncomplicated healing.  Good for uncomplicated healing of the arthrodesis. Exercise restrictions must be followed to decrease the likelihood of complications.

 

 

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Penny Lane

is a 1year 3month old Miniature Pinscher who suffered from intermittent rear limb lameness. Dr. Lechelt at Rodney Parham Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Bilateral TTT. The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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Toby

is a 9 year old MaltiPoo who suffered from primary hyperparathyroidism and chronic renal disease. Dr. Reed at North Shelby Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Parathyroidectomy. The prognosis is Fair for an uncomplicated recovery from surgery. Toby was advised to be hospitalized with Dr. Reed the day after surgery and should remain until it is determined that his blood Ca++, BUN & Creatine and glucose are all stable or improved.

 

 

 

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Louie

is a 8 month old English Bulldog who suffered from a history of dermatitis secondary to screw tail. Dr. Rohlman at Rohlman Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Tail Amputation. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing and resolution of the dermatitis. An e-collar must be used to reduce the likelihood of complications.

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Bella

is a 6 ½ year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever who suffered from a history of a right FHO as puppy, over past year function has deteriorated in both rear limbs. Dr. Jordan at Searcy Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a left  Zurich cementless total hip replacement. The prognosis is excellent for an uncomplicated recovery and pain free left hip function.  The prognosis for improved rear limb function is fair and depends on other concurrent disease.

 

 

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Zip

is a 3 year old Pomeranian who suffered from a Non-union fracture of left radius/ulna,. Dr. Campbell at All Pets Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Fracture Stabilization. The prognosis is good for normal osseous healing.  Exercise restrictions must be followed to maximize the prognosis for uncomplicated healing.

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Lexi

is a 2 ½ year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who suffered from vomiting. Dr. Kaufman at Town and Country Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew . Dr. Dew performed a CT scan to be sent off to a specialists. The prognosis is good for recovery from the CT procedure. If vomiting continues further diagnostics may be needed.

 

 

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Gus

is a 14 year old Dachshund who suffered from Corneal Endothelial Degeneration. Dr. Patchell at Patchell Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery.  Dr. Hodgson performed a Conjunctival pedicle graft. The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery and healing of the eye.

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The following patients were all seen for Cranial Cruciate Ligament rupture or tear.
This is similar to a football player’s ACL injury.

There are two surgeries that Dr. Dew uses to repair/correct CCL injuries:
– TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement)
– EFS (external fascial strip)

With either of these surgeries, each of these babies will have strict confinement for the first 2 weeks after surgery, and then gradually increased exercise (controlled with leash) for the next 8-10 weeks after that. Physical therapy and medical therapy, which could include Glycoflex III (joint supplement) and an NSAID called Previcox if not previously on a different NSAID, will play a critical role in the patient’s recovery.

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Remington

is a German Short Hair Pointer who suffered from acute left rear lameness. Dr. Rice at The Family Pet Vet referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Remington had a right TTA old August 1st, this time Dr. Dew performed a left TTA. The prognosis is Good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

 

 

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Red Dog

is a 8 year old Golden Retriever who suffered from acute left rear lameness. Dr. Hunter at Interstate Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. The prognosis is Good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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Mollie Mae

is a 3 ½ year old Boxer mix who suffered from acute left rear lameness. Dr. Wolfenkoehler at All Pets Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Mollie Mae had a right TTA on 2-29-12 and now Dr. Dew performed a left TTA.  The prognosis is Good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

 

 

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Kilo

is a 3year 5month old American Bulldog who suffered from chronic left rear lameness. Dr. Thames at Labahn Veterinary Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a left TTA.  The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function

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Happy Voting Everyone!

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Comments

  1. Kilo is 3 years 5 months, not 8 and 5.

  2. Sorry for the typo! Kilo’s age has been corrected.

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