Rocco - Orthopaedics

Rocco:


Cross Breed

1 year 5 months old

Male

Right pelvic limb lameness



Problem

Rocco had a long history of right pelvic limb lameness (non-weight bearing) given by an avascular necrosis of the femoral head (Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease). When Roberto, one of our Orthopaedic surgeons met him for the first time Rocco had not been using his right pelvic leg for 4 months. He showed severe muscle wastage, massive fibrosis and contracture of the muscle around the hip joint with significant reduction of movement in the hip joint.




Treatment

Roberto performed a femoral head and neck ostectomy revision surgery, releasing the joint from all contractures. After surgery, Rocco recovered well and was referred to our hydrotherapy centre for further therapy.

He was seen for 6 sessions of hydrotherapy, using our aquatic treadmill and is continuing with regular physiotherapy.



Outcome

After 3 months, Rocco uses his right leg very well and is now leading a pain-free life.