Otto pictured with nurse Sarah Darnell today following bilateral elbow coronoidectomy and PAUL procedures (Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomies).
Following a CT scan of his elbows which showed marked osteoarthritis due to elbow dysplasia, One year old Otto was scheduled for bilateral surgery to remove grating bone pieces and steer his bodyweight through the healthier sides of his elbow.
Performing surgery of both elbows at the same time means one single post-operative recovery period with appropriate medication before Otto can be back to normal activity.
Our surgeon Colin Whiting is an enthusiastic proponent of bilateral surgery for this very reason, regularly performs surgery of both elbows for dysplasia, both shoulders of OCD, both knees for Cruciate Ligament rupture (TPLO sur) and some cases of slipping kneecap, and cases of hip dysplasia (Triple or Double Pelvic Osteotomy).
In most of these cases, following a six to eight week post-operative period, normal activity and family relationships with their pet can be fully resumed.
Thank you for taking care of our boy, he’s now resting up in front of the fire.
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