Patient Of The Week candidates for the week of November 12th – 16th.

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of  November 12th  thru November 16th , 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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Chica

is a female Chihuahua, 8years 1month old and  8.6 lbs, who suffered from luxating patellas. Dr. Brown at Hot Springs Animal Hospital 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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Ruby

is a female Labrador Retriever, 8 years old 85.5 lbs, who suffered from acute onset of cervical pain. Dr. Mohler at Animal Medical Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for diagnostics. Dr. Dew performed a Ct Scan and Cerebrospinal centesis. The prognosis is good for recovery from Ct scan, a long term prognosis will be made after the test results return.

 

 

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Maya

is a female Puggle, 5years 9 month old 35 lbs, who suffered from weakness in the rear limbs. Dr. Campbell at All Pets Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Ct scan and hemilaminectomy. The prognosis is good for healing and improved neurological function.

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Anabelle

is a female Mix breed, 1 year 9 months old 46lbs, who suffered from luxating patellas. Dr. Cochran at Park Avenue Animal Hospital 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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Allie

is a female American Bulldog, 1 year 59.4 lbs, who suffered from an ilial fracture after being in a car accident with her owner. Dr. Nordan at Greenville Animal Clinic 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.  Arthritis will develop in the right hip, it is likely that this will remain subclinical and allow comfortable function.

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Maximus

is a male Pomeranian, 4years old 3.1#, who suffered from bilateral luxating patellas. Dr. Bierbaum at Pinnacle Valley Animal Hospital 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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Fred

is a male Boston Terrier, 7 years old 16.6 lbs, who suffered from plasmacytoma of the rostral mandible. Dr. Prewett at Rogers Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Ct Scan and a Mandibulectomy. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing and long term disease control. Margin assessment by the pathologist will help determine the likelihood of recurrence.

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Silky

is a female Labrador Retriever mix, 1 year 5 months old 75 lbs, who suffered from dietary indiscretion Dr. Nixon at Osage Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Endoscopy – Upper GI. The prognosis is good for improvement with hypoallergenic diet and medical therapy.

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Sugar

is a female Mix, 6 years 1 month old 20 lbs, who suffered from cataracts. Dr. Stanton at Stanton Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed Cataract Surgery. The prognosis is good for recovery form surgery and improved vision.

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Darby

is a female Dachshund, 10 years 1 month old 16.8 lbs, who suffered from a ruptured corneal ulcer. Dr. Thomas at All Pets Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed a CCT. The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery.

 

 

 

 

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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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Isis

is a female Labrador Retriever, 6 years old 75 lbs, who suffered from Right rear lameness. Dr. Mullins at 4-West Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed an EFS. 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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Larry

is a male Pitbull, 1 year 10months old 73.3lbs, who suffered from right rear lameness. Dr. Thompson at Farmington Veterinary 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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Happy Voting & Happy Thanksgiving !!! 

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