News Article: Elbow replacement surgery
17th June 2013
Elbow disease has long been a “heart-sink” problem. Progressive degenerative disease often affects both joints, often affects large dogs, and often cripples them. Neither medical nor surgical management always proves effective treatment in the long term. Elbow replacement has received renewed research interest in recent years, and the recent Sirrius elbow replacement system has now been used with decent results in a couple of dozen cases. We have invested in this system and we are on the look out for appropriate cases. We are seeking end stage elbows where medical treatment is failing, and where seriously reduced quality of life is leading to consideration of arthrodesis / amputation / euthanasia. This surgery is NOT appropriate for mild elbow issues. Cases will be done at Burton on Trent, and will initially be led by specialist clinicians from Liverpool University. Please ring Jon or Andy to discuss referring potential cases.