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Short Ulna 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
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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