Short Ulna Package

Fixed price package

Ask your  referring vet for the price

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

* X-rays, blood tests, 10-day and 6-week checks are performed by your local vet

Info

Cause
In some small breed dogs, the ulna bone in the front leg can stop growing prematurely. This can cause elbow pain and rotation of the foot.

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

Treatment
The safest treatment involves cutting the ulna bone (distal ulnar osteotomy) to allow this bone to lengthen. Occasionally some patients need additional treatments including correcting a deformity in the radius bone.

After-care 
Your pet will require controlled lead-only walks and physiotherapy for at least six weeks after treatment.

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.

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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. 

To lessen anxiety for your pet, we only use fabric enclosures (not metal cages).

 

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.