POTW Candidates for the week of August 20th – 24th

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of  August 20th  thru August 24th , 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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Lexie

is a 4year 8month old Karelian Bear Dog who suffered from a meniscus tear in left rear limb Dr. Baeyens at North Hills Animal Clinic referred to Dr .Dew for surgery.  Dr. Dew performed a meniscectomy. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing and improved function. The use of Glycoflex and Previcox will help improve joint function and comfort.

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Chimaera

is a 4 year old Pug who suffered from rear limb paresis. Dr. Kessler at Benton Veterinary Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Ct Scan and Hemilaminectomy. The prognosis is Good for healing and fair for  improved neurologic function.

 

 

 

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Lexus

is a 7 month old Mix breed who suffered from bilateral grade II MPL.  Dr. Hunter at After Hours 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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Kahn

is a 1 year 8month old German Shepherd who suffered from bilateral hip dysplasia. Dr. Share at State Line Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a left Total Hip Replacement. The prognosis is very good for an uncomplicated recovery and pain free  hip function.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Red

is a 5 year old Golden Retriever who suffered from left elbow arthrodesis. Dr. Cochran at Park Avenue Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Hardware removal. The prognosis is fair for resolution of infection with long term antibiotic therapy.

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Sophie

is a Kings Charles Cavalier Spaniel who suffered from a corneal ulcer. Dr. Ward at Ward Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed a Conjunctival pedicle graft. The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery and improved vision. Use of an e-collar will significantly aid in an uncomplicated recovery .

 

 

 

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Tara

is a 5month old Chihuahua mix who suffered from on-weight bearing lameness left fore. Dr. Oates at Russellville Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a radius/ulna 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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Maggie

is a 4 year 9 month old Pomeranian who suffered from coughing and disorientation. Dr. Winseck at Beebe Veterinary Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Bronchoscopy. The prognosis is Good for moderation of cough and tracheal collapse with medications. If condition worsens, Maggie will be a candidate for a tracheal stent.

 

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Jackson

is a 6year 8month old Boston Terrier who suffered from a retinal tear. Dr. Stone at St. Francis Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed a Prosthesis surgery. The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery and decrease in pain.

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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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Gigi

is a 6 ½ year Pomeranian who suffered from chronic bilateral lameness. Dr. Shivley at New Hope Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed at Bilateral TTT and 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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Sally

is a 5yeara 11month old Labradoodle who suffered from acute left rear lameness. Dr. Shivley atNew Hope Animal Hospital identified a torn 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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Maddie

is a 3 year old Mix breed who suffered from right rear limb lameness. Dr. Stump at Russellville Animal 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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Molly

is a 5year 7month old Labrador retriever who suffered from chronic bilateral lameness. Dr. Johnson at Yale Road Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Bilateral TTA with Mpl correction. 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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