Patella Package

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.

Before surgery
Initial consultation
Assessment of your vet’s x-rays
Surgical treatment planning
One pre-surgical physio and laser session


Day of surgery
Morning check-in
Anaesthesia, nerve block and multimodal pain prevention
Surgery
Post-surgical imaging
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


After surgery
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

Info

Cause
Due to growth deformities the knee-cap (patella) can dislocate, causing lameness.

Diagnosis
To diagnose and plan the best treatment, we use x-rays.

Treatment
Treatment is based on the specific cause of the dislocation. Most commonly, the attachment point of the patella ligament is moved to the optimal position on the shin bone (transposition) and held securely with pins and wire.

After-care 
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.

Outcome
Most pets achieve complete resolution of lameness and unrestricted exercise within a few months of surgery without pain relief. Arthritis can progress in the long term and the joint can be at risk of developing cruciate disease.

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Special Touches

While your pet is in our expert care, the clinically-proven Adaptil calming pheromone collar is used to reduce stress.


Our experienced surgical team performs each surgery precisely, calmly and quietly.

After surgery, your pet wakes up in a dedicated  temperature-controlled warming room.

 

During anaesthesia recovery, our lovely surgical nurse sits with your pet so they are not alone.

 

After surgery, a photo of your pet is texted to you  so you can see all is well.
 

Typically used by athletes after injury, Game Ready® is a healing system we use to reduce swelling and promote post-operative recovery. 

 

All our patients go home with multimodal pain relief on the same day of surgery. This avoids separation anxiety and expensive after-hours care.

Four physio sessions are included in each orthopaedic package to restore mobility quickly.

Every physio session includes Class IV Laser Therapy.