Fixed price package
Each surgical package includes a consultation, treatment on the day of surgery, a reassessment and four physio treatments. The package price is determined at your first visit.
Assessment of your vet’s x-rays
Surgical treatment planning
One pre-surgical physio and laser session
Day of surgery
Anaesthesia, nerve block and multimodal pain prevention
One-on-one recovery with a surgical nurse in a temperature-controlled room
Photo update of your pet texted to you
Cold therapy begins
Multimodal pain relief dispensed
Discharge in the afternoon
Three post-surgical physio and laser sessions
Cold compression treatment with Game Ready athlete recovery system
* Additional treatments required after surgery are not included in the package price and may be performed by your local vet
In some young dogs, the bones that form the elbow don’t fit together perfectly. This can cause an increase in loading to one or more parts of the joint leading to cartilage erosion and bone fragmentation.
To diagnose and plan the best treatment, we use a CT or PET-CT scan of the elbows and sometimes the shoulders.
Cartilage lesions (OCD) are removed and a cut is commonly made to the ulnar bone (proximal ulnar osteotomy). This cut removes the pressure point in the joint, to resolve the excessive cartilage loading.
Your pet will require at least six weeks of confinement to a pen or crate after surgery while the bone heals, combined with controlled lead-only walks and physiotherapy.
Your pet will normally limp for a couple of months while the bone heals. Many pets then achieve improvement or resolution of lameness. Because arthritis can progress after surgery some pets require long term pain relief and physiotherapy.