Updated: Sep 2, 2022
Shep is a 13-yr old Australian Shepherd with Hip dysplasia (Coxofemoral Degenerative Joint Disease) in both legs. When the pain became too much for Shep he no longer enjoyed walks and kept close to his home - unlike the younger dogs. After his procedure, Shep is now running with the younger dogs and pups and loves long walks with his people. Shep also hasn't taken any NSAIDs since 2016! This is wonderful news, as NSAIDs have a myriad of side effects.
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Hip dysplasia (Coxofemoral Degenerative Joint Disease) bilateral. Shep has been on chronic Novox (carprofen) administration (50 mg BID) since July 2013, for difficulty rising and limping. Even with Carprofen treatment he had a grade 2/5 lameness. Shep would make a good candidate for a total hip replacement due to the severity of his coxofemoral osteoarthritis.
On November 16, 2015, Shep was anesthetized employing Propofol for induction and isoflurane (gas anesthesia) for maintenance. The dermis over both coxofemoral joints was shaved and a surgical prep was applied. Both joints were tapped employing a 20 gauge IV catheter. 0.2 cc of joint fluid was extracted from the right joint and 0.3 cc from the left joint. Both joints were infused with 0.25 cc Triamcinolone and 2.4 cc Spryng™ with OsteoCushion™ Technology.
Post-Spryng™ with OsteoCushion™ Technology injections, Shep is no longer receiving Carprofen or any other NSAID. His owner claims he is now back to chasing her pair of young dogs around in the yard. She also states that he is back to taking long walks on their farm when he had previously stayed close to the house. His owner reported that as of February 11, 2016, he has still not taken any NSAIDS (or other pain medications) and is getting around well.