Venus' Osteosarcoma Solution
Venus: an 11-year-old golden retriever.
Diagnosis: osteosarcoma, right forelimb.
Goal of Product: stabilize limb to avoid spontaneous fracture.
Delivery: a casting was made of Venus' leg, and the internal support was fitted 3 days later. The rigid splint was fitted 2 days after the initial support delivery.
Results: she happily moved through her day.
Venus' was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Her veterinarian contacted us to make a custom wrist/carpal solution for her right front leg. Venus was a 12 years old Golden Retriever, her vet and owner wanted to give her a better quality of life during her last months. The solution we created allowed for remolding of the external splint as the tumor grew in her leg. The leg wrap itself was adjustable and allowed for the increase in the tumor.
Here is a video of Venus immediately after her splint was fitted. Our instructions to her "Dad" were: now you will have to watch and control her. In the past, the pain caused her to move slowly.
Venus - 1 Month Later
As her Osteosarcoma progressed, the external splint was remolded to accommodate the growing tumor, and the splint became a two-part external splint, completely encapsulating and supporting her leg. She continued to wear the internal protective layer to ensure no tissue breakdown.
Bella, an 11-Year-Old Shih Tzu
Bella's Story: Learn more about Bella here.
Diagnosis: Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis, Arthrodesis Left and Right Carpi, & Decubital Ulcers Metatarsal Pads.
Product: custom leather booties with internal padding.
Delivery: Padding must be breathable and washable. Our booties are used for a wide range of diagnosis from lick granuloma to decubital ulcers. We use a wide variety of products in the construction of our booties--the diagnosis is the deciding factor.