Melody is a 9-month-old medium mixed breed that was transported and rescued by Last Chance Animal Rescue in Waldorf, Maryland after being found injured and starving in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. The veterinarians at Last Chance Animal Rescue evaluated Melody upon her arrival as she presented with an abnormal swelling of her right stifle with her distal limb externally rotated.
There was severe muscle atrophy on her right hind and at a run, she was completely non-weight bearing. X-rays seem to show a craniolaterally displaced patella (LPL) and suspected previous trauma to the distal femur and proximal tibia. The rescue considered amputating the limb, but Project GO reached out to help. Dr. Chris Leasure at Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group performed a right trochlear block recession, medial joint capsule imbrication, and lateral release on Melody in October 2017. She has been healing well and has found her forever home with her foster family!