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.
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 small breed dogs, the ulna bone in the front leg can stop growing prematurely. This can cause elbow pain and rotation of the foot.
To diagnose and plan the best treatment, we use x-rays.
The safest treatment involves cutting the ulna bone to allow this bone to lengthen. Occasionally some patients need additional treatments including correcting a deformity in the radius bone.
Your pet will require at least six weeks of careful confinement to prevent running, jumping and playing after surgery while the bone heals, combined with controlled lead-only walks and physiotherapy.
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.