This image shows a spinal CT scan, with a calcified disc extrusion clearly visible in the spinal canal, compressing the spinal cord.
This dog was referred from Biddeford, Devon with acute onset mild hindlimb paresis which progressed over two days to become non-ambulatory.
After performing a CT scan to identify the site of disc rupture, she was moved to theatre and treated surgically with T13-L1 hemilaminectomy, retrieving the disc material from the canal.
After intensive care including medication and physiotherapy from our dedicated nursing team she was discharged from the hospital five days later.
Our surgeon Colin Whiting has 18 years experience with spinal surgical procedures, and has performed 269 spinal operations whilst here at A30 Referrals in Cornwall, including 37 in the last year.
“My dog, Saffie had TPLO performed by Colin on both of her rear legs”
Superb nursing and patient care values, inspirational colleagues
10 year old Cleo sustained multiple pelvic fractures in a road traffic accident