Ridgestop Implant for Patella Luxation
Rolesville Veterinary Hospital is pleased to be able to provide the Ridgestop procedure to our canine patients as a way to repair and treat patella luxations. The procedure is less invasive and has allowed us to treat our larger & more active canine friends in a local setting. The Ridgestop procedure has allowed us to offer a procedure that requires less rehabilitation post-op, therefore, allowing busy owners and family members less stress associated with the post-op period. Long-term outcomes of this procedure have been favorable and positive for return to full activity for dogs.
The Ridgestop implant is a small curved plate that essentially adds height to the ridge of bone on the inside of the knee. By making this area larger, the knee cap becomes unable to slip over it. This technique can be used as a sole solution for Grade 2 luxation’s or as an adjunct to the other surgical repairs.
- Typically, dogs are walking on the leg the day following surgery or a few days post-operatively.
- They will spend a minimum of 2 nights in the hospital and they can stay longer to minimize any complications in the days immediately following the surgery.
- Dogs are restricted to leash walks only for the first 6- 8 weeks. Radiographs are taken at 4 & 8 weeks. They are gradually reintroduced to exercise once adequate bone healing has been seen. They are typically back to full exercise with minimal to no lameness at 6 months post-surgery.
- Typical Total Cost is $2,700-$2,900. This includes all hospitalization & routine post-op care (8-week duration), x rays & post-op laser therapy.
- The above fee can increase based on individual patient needs.
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