Project GO/VOSM was notified that Colby, a 1yr old pitbull, was surrendered to the Humane Rescue Alliance and was in need of orthopedic assistance. We received his history, radiographs, and other diagnostic reports and reviewed them. Upon examination by Dr. Chris Leasure at VOSM, bilateral laterally luxating patella’s were diagnosed and surgical correction was recommended for both hind limbs.
We prepared an estimate and submitted this to the Project GO Case Approval Committee for acceptance and Colby’s first surgery was scheduled with Dr. Chris Leasure. He had his first surgery on June 13, 2017, and this consisted of right trochlear block recession; lateral joint capsule release; medial joint capsule imbrication. He returned to the Humane Rescue Alliance and was placed in a foster home. At 4-week postoperative recheck, radiographs were taken which revealed that Colby was healed enough to have the second surgery performed on his left hind limb. Yesterday Colby had his second surgery performed by Dr. Chris Leasure: left trochlear block recession; lateral joint capsule release; medial joint capsule imbrication.