POTW Candidates for the week of July 16th – 20th !

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of  July 16th thru July 20th , 2012

 

Review the patient summaries below then vote for your favorite patient.
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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Dixie

is a 9year 11month old Boston Terrier who suffered from a Corneal Ulcer. Dr. Finn at Maumelle Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed a Conjunctival pedicle graft. The prognosis is good for recovery from surgery; the graft should halt the progression of the corneal edema and resolve the corneal ulcer.

Buddy

is a 9 ½ year old Hound Mix who suffered from a soft tissue mass located at the base of the right ear. Dr. Leach at Stanton Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan that revealed the mass extended across midline in oropharynx, displaces hyoid apparatus and larynx, encircles trachea and esophagus, crosses midline and is adherent to C1-C3. In other words, due to the size and locations of the mass, it was recommended to not be removed. For the next few weeks Buddy should be kept in air conditioning to help with his breathing and to keep him comfortable.

 

Earl

is a Labrador Retriever Mix who suffered from 2 episodes of cardiac tamponade. Dr. Smith at Animal Medical Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Pericardiectomy. The prognosis is good for healing and improvement in clinical signs. The long term prognosis remains guarded until a definitive cause of pericardial effusion is determined.

 

 

Pearl

is a 5 year old West Highland White Terrier who suffered from intermittent right rear lameness. Dr. Evans at Springdale Animal Hospital identified a luxating patella and referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Patella Luxation Correction, 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.

 

Bo

is a 6 year old Labrador Retriever Mix who suffered from worsening right  rear limb function and difficulty rising. Dr. Southerland at Keihl Avenue Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan and confirmed Bilateral Hip Dysplasia. Bo will have hip surgery later on. The prognosis is good and If no tumor is identified, Bo is an excellent candidate for right total hip replacement.

 

 

Brandi

is a 1year 3month old Yorkshire Terrier who suffered from history of right rear intermittent lameness. Dr. Page at Animal Medical Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew identified a luxating patella and  performed a right 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.

 

 

 

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.

Bailey

is a 11year old Welsh Corgi who suffered from chronic bilateral lameness. Dr. Waymack at Waymack Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew identified a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and performed a Bilateral 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.

 

Libby

is a 5 ½ year old Mix breed who suffered from anterior drawer and medial buttress in the left stifle. Dr. Lechelt at Rodney Parham Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew identified a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and performed a left TTA, Libby had a right TTA in 2011. 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.

 

Popcorn

is a 4 year old Bichon Frise who suffered from chronic right rear lameness. Dr. Hoffman at Westside Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew identified a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and performed a right 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.

 

Sufi

is a 5year old Springer Spaniel who suffered from left rear lameness. Dr. Spivey at Saline County Animal Clinic identified a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and 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.

 

Katie

is a 6 year old Golden Retriever who suffered from acute right rear lameness. Dr. Seminara at Green Mountain Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery after identifying a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament. 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.

 

Sassy

is a Great Pyrenees who suffered from chronic right rear lameness. Dr. Campbell at All Pets Animal Hospital identified a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a right TTA, Sassy had a left TTA in 2011. 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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