POTW Candidates for the week of August 13th – August 17th

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of  August 13th  thru August 17th , 2012

 

Review the patient summaries below then vote for your favorite patient. The poll is in the far right column under our YouTube channe.
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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T-Bone

is a Labrador Retriever mix who suffered from a 6 year history of intermittent right fore limb lameness and bilateral hip dysplasia. Dr. Hunter at After Hours Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan and Bioscaffold implantation in both elbows and hips. The prognosis is good or improved joint function short term.

 

 

 

 

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Mia

is a 3year old Pug who suffered from corneal abrasion secondary to nasal fold contact. Dr. House at Rodney Parham Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Nasal Fold Resection. The prognosis is good for healing and resolution of corneal problems. The use of the e-collar is required to reduce the likelihood of complications.

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Bailey

is a 13 year old Shih Tzu who suffered from straining to defecate for the past several months. Dr. Hollensworth at Springhill  Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a perineal herniography. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing and improved ability to defecate.

 

 

 

 

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Annie

is a Cocker Spaniel Mix who suffered from chronic, recurrent otitis. Dr. Wink at Lakeview Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a right TECA ( total ear canal ablation ). The prognosis is good, she should recover well from surgery and resolution of the ear disease should be the end result.

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Molly

is a 5 year old Boston Terrier who suffered from chronic, recurrent otitis. Dr. Stanton at Stanton Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Bilateral TECA. The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery and resolution of the ear disease should be the end result.

 

 

 

 

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JJ

is a 1 ½ year old Great Pyrenees who had an ESF for a femur fracture on 7-5-12 and now suffered from a non-weight bearing limb. Dr. Shivley at New Hope Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed another femur fracture stabilization. The prognosis is good for delayed osseous healing.  Exercise restrictions must be followed to maximize the prognosis for uncomplicated healing.

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is a Labrador Retriever who had a THR on 8-1-12 and now suffered from non-weight bearing on the right rear. Dr. Southerland at Kiehl Avenue Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Fracture Stabilization on the femur. The prognosis is fair for uncomplicated osseous healing and integration of THR implants.  Exercise restrictions must be followed to maximize the prognosis for uncomplicated healing.

 

 

 

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Precious

is a 1 year old Shih Tzu who suffered from unerupted teeth. Dr. Hollensworth at Springhill Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Tooth Extraction. The prognosis is good for healing and improved jaw comfort.

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is a 7 month old Sheltie who had a left marsupialization on 7-31-12 and now suffered from a ranula on the right side. Dr. Boone at Pointer Trail Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a right marsupialization. The prognosis is good for healing and resolution of the ranula. Allergies may play a role in increasing the likelihood of recurrence.

 

 

 

 

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Bub

is a 8 year old Boston Terrier who suffered from right perineal hernia. Dr. Mills at North Arkansas Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Perineal Herniography. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing and resolution of the hernia. The use of the e-collar and limiting activity during recovery will help avoid complications.

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Odie

is a 3 month old Mix breed who suffered from leaking fluid after getting bit in the face by another dog. Dr. Rhodes at Briarwood Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed a Sialocele surgery. The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery. The use of an ecollar and limiting activity during recovery will help avoid complications.

 

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CATARACT SURGERIES:

A cataract is a change in the clear protein of the lens. Normally the lens is clear, but when proteins build up on the lens it becomes crystallized and opaque.

When this happens, removal of the cataract (surgically) is the only method of improving vision in a patient with cataracts. Cataract surgery generally has a 90-95% success rate.

After successful cataract surgery most dogs see close to normal. Post-surgically, a regimen of multiple medications is needed to promote healing as well as an Elizabethan collar for eye protection. The patients listed below received Cataract Surgery last week.

Zoie

is a 5year 8month old French Bulldog who suffered from a cataract and glaucoma. Dr. Lawrence at Woodsprings Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed a Cataract Surgery and a Prosthesis   The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery and improved vision in the cataract eye. The use of an e-collar will significantly aid in the healing process with no complications.

 

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Jazzy

is a 7 year old Bichon Frise who suffered from Bilateral Cataracts. Dr. Harper at Village Pet Hospital referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed Cataract Surgery in both eyes. The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery and improved vision.

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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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Jake

is a 6 year old Mix breed who suffered from intermittently lame on the left rear. Dr. Mills at North Arkansas Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery after identifying a torn cranial cruciate ligament. 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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Beau

is a 4 year old Labrador Retriever who suffered from chronic right rear lameness. Dr. Mohler at Animal Medical Clinic identified a torn cranial cruciate ligament and 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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Chloe

is a 9 year old Airedale who suffered from chronic Right rear lameness. Dr. Smith at Stanton Animal Hospital identified a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and 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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