Tuesday, 18 June 2019
We featured Peach yesterday, who had surgery for her loose kneecap (patella luxation).
Here are the xrays that we took before and after her operation. We've put an arrow by the kneecap (patella) which is in the wrong position - it's slipped over towards the inside of her knee instead of being in the middle.
The post op pictures show the 2 pins that surgeon Matt placed in her lower leg (tibia) after he'd moved the bone. You can now see the kneecap sitting in the right place.
The 'R' is a marker telling us this is the right hind leg.
The markers next to the R are 5mm markers, and each pin is only 0.9mm in diameter - showing how tiny Peach's legs are!