Birthday: June 1999
Date of Surgery: August 22, 2007
Product: Total Knee
Surgeons: Dr. Toby Gemmill and Dr. Malcolm McKee; Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, West Midlands, UK
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. J. Barwick Nesbit; The Veterinary Centre, Morpeth, UK
Grace had left cranial cruciate ligament surgery performed three years previously using a lateral fabellotibial suture technique. Progressive osteoarthritis resulted in persistent lameness which was poorly responsive to medical therapy. Following left total knee replacement surgery there was a marked improvement in pain and resolution of lameness
Contributed by Dr. Malcolm McKee
Date of Surgery: January 19, 2009
Product: Total Knee
Surgeons: Dr. Callum Hay; Veterinary Surgical Services, Tampa, FL
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Mike Skov; South Trail Animal Hospital, Fort Myers, FL
Jenny was diagnosed with severe right stifle osteoarthritis, secondary to chronic cranial cruciate ligament injury and was not using the limb. Arthritis was too advanced for standard surgical repair and TKR was recommended. Jenny improved very well after surgery and was bearing near full weight on her new knee implants at three months post op. She is approaching her two year anniversary and continues to do well.
Contributed by Dr. Callum Hay
Birthday: August 1997
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Date of Surgery: January 18, 2006
Product: Total Knee
Surgeons: Dr. William D. Liska; Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Robin McConaughey; VCA Spring Branch, Houston, TX
Flower had a previous knee surgery procedure to repair a torn cranial cruciate ligament. The prognosis was very poor even if additional reconstructive surgery would be performed. A knee replacement was the ideal procedure to perform. For four and a half years Flower was able to enjoy all of her favorite activities into her golden years. A progressive neurologic disorder eventually affected her ability to use her hind limbs and she peacefully left her loved ones for Rainbow Bridge in October 2010.
Contributed by Dr. William D. Liska and Flower’s owner, Lisa R. Switzer
Birthday: June 14, 2003
Date of Surgery: THR on November 10, 2006 and T
Product: BFX Hip, Total Knee
Surgeons: Dr. Radboud Kemme; dogSurge© Small Animal Orthopedic Services, Netherlands
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Hugo van Duijn; Dierenartsengroep West-Brabant, Etten-Leur, Netherlands
Zjuul was first presented with severe coxarthrosis in 2006. As he was preparing for total hip replacement, he began to develop anterior cruciate ligament disease. Following a total hip and total knee replacement, Zjuul is back to full activity with no noticeable discomfort or pain.
Contributed by Dr. Radboud Kemme
Birthday: May 10, 2001
Breed: Golden retriever
Date of Surgery: May 31, 2008
Product: Canine Total Knee
Surgeons: Dr. Chris Preston of Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre, Malvern, Australia
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Adam Stefani of Mornington Vet Clinic, Mornington, Australia
Ruby had bilateral chronic partial anterior cruciate ligament disease as well as mild bilateral canine hip dysplasia. During examination, it was determined she had not received any type of surgical intervention ad a total knee replacement (TKR) would be beneficial. Ruby received the first canine TKR in Australia. The procedure was performed by two veterinary surgical specialists and a human joint replacement surgeon. Long-term clinical and radiographic followup revealed a stable and functional knee.
Contributed by Dr. Chris Preston
Birthday: June 13, 2001
Breed: Domestic shorthair
Date of Surgery: Jan. 26, 2012
Product: Custom Total Knee designed by BioMedtrix (van der
Surgeons: Drs. Denis Marcellin-Little, Simon Roe, Duncan Lascelles, Toni Kwan, and Joanne
Tuohy of North Carolina State University; Dr. William Liska of Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital in Houston, Texas; and Dr. Anke Langenbach of Veterinary Surgical Centers in Vienna, Va.
Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Anke Langenbach of Veterinary Surgical Centers in Vienna, Va.
Surgery was performed to alleviate the pain that resulted from collapse of the distal portion of the femur as a consequence of stereotactic radiation done to treat osteosarcoma. The surgery was rehearsed on polymer replicas of the femur and tibia. The surgery was uneventful and Cyrano is doing well.
Contributed by Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little