Alfie, a lovely seven year old dachshund, was referred to Penmellyn Vets St Columb surgery with rapidly progressive hindlimb ataxia on the 8th March.
We radiographed a T13-L1 cord compression, a very large disc extrusion was retrieved with a minihemilaminectomy and pediculectomy to relieve spinal cord compression, and the associated disc was fenestrated.
Alfie made a good recovery, is cosy in his kennel and he was movede on to physiotherapy with close monitoring and medication in the hospital and plenty of tlc to go with it from our nurses.
Puzzle after a minihemilaminectomy
Puzzle was back to see us today for her 4 week post-op check after spinal surgery.
She had Grade III spinal thoracolumbar spinal dysfunction following an L1-2 disc extrusion, which was decompressed with a minihemilaminectomy and the associated disc fenestrated.
She returned to ambulation at two and half weeks post surgery and is now very mobile again, hence the movement blur on the photos!
Ellie after a minihemilaminectomy at T12-13
Ellie was referred with acute onset non-ambulatory hindlimb paresis – Grade 3 dysfunction.
She’s had a minihemilaminectomy at T12-13 and pediculectomy cranially, retrieving a large volume of pulposus disc material.
She’ll now be hospitalised for analgesia, bladder management and physiotherapy.
The large oblique cranial fragment presents a challenge
International Women’s Day today…here’s anaesthetic nurse Sarah….
Early onset elbow arthritis meant he was becoming limited in his movement