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Doc is an 11-yr old Australian Cattle Dog with Degenerative Joint Disease - he's living his best life and keeping up with the younger dogs!



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CONDITION

Degenerative Joint Disease in bilateral elbows and stifles.

In May 2008, Doc had left patellar luxation repair, then tore his cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) and had an extracapsular repair in December of the same year. In May of 2009, Doc sustained a right CCL rupture and concomitant patellar luxation. His right leg was repaired via TPLO with trocheoplasty and tibial tuberosity transposition. In November 2009, Doc started Carprofen for stifle arthritis and also received Rimadyl®, Previcox® or Deramaxx® most of the time since then. He receives eight Adequan® injections two to three times per year.


TREATMENT

In October 2015, Doc received Propofol as an induction agent and anesthesia was maintained with isoflurane and oxygen. His radiographs revealed moderate bilateral hip dysplasia with severe DJD in both stifles and elbows. In the left stifle, 0.25 cc of joint fluid was extracted using a 20 gauge 1 ⅔ inch needle, and 0.5 cc Triamcinolone was infused followed by 1.6 cc Spryng™ with OsteoCushion™ Technology. In his left elbow, 0.2 cc of joint fluid was extracted with a 20 gauge 1 ½ inch needle and 0.5 cc Triamcinolone was infused followed by 0.8 cc Spryng™ with OsteoCushion™ Technology. In the right stifle, 0.1 cc of synovial fluid was extracted using a 20 gauge 1 ⅔ inch needle, and 0.5 cc Triamcinolone was infused followed by 1.6 cc Spryng™ with OsteoCushion™ Technology. In the right elbow, 0.15 cc of joint fluid was extracted using a 20 gauge 1 ⅔ inch needle, and 0.5 cc Triamcinolone was infused followed by 0.8 cc Spryng™ with OsteoCushion™ Technology.


RESULTS

Despite his extensive DJD, Doc required little adjunctive NSAID therapy post-injection. His owner reported that he could keep up with the younger dogs at home. As of February 2016, Doc’s owner is still reporting outstanding results and says he has not given any Adequan since the injections and administers Previcox infrequently.




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