Lucas’ Torn ACL – MMP (Modified Maquet Procedure) Surgery at LPVC

Lucas - 8 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Lucas, an 8 year old, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel weighing 13kgs, woke up one morning limping on his left back leg. On being examined at Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, Lucas was diagnosed with a torn ACL.

Lucas underwent the MMP (Modified Maquet Procedure) surgery at LPVC. After the surgery, Lucas started using the leg almost immediately.

The video below is of Lucas walking at just 3 days post surgery.

 

The video below is of Lucas walking 30 days later, at 33 days post surgery.

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PRICE GUIDE

 

At Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, we offer affordable low prices for your pet's health and well being.

 

Please call us on (03) 9439 0777 to speak to one of our friendly team members for enquiries and bookings or visit us at the clinic.

 


CONSULTATION


$65

DOG VACCINE

CAT VACCINE

C3$75
F3$80
C5$90FIV$37

DOG DESEXING


CAT DESEXING
MALE$250
MALE$130
FEMALEFROM $230FEMALE
$210

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

ACL (ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT)
$1400 - $1700
MLP (MEDIAL LUXATING PATELLA)$1100 - $1300
FRACTURES$1600 - $1900

EYELID SURGERY

ENTROPION$500 - $750

LUMP REMOVAL

FROM $600

MICROCHIP FOR DOG/CAT


$37


TEETH CLEANING

DOG$450
CAT$350

Orthopaedic Case Study: Leo

LEO MMP - POST SURGERY

 

Leo is a 12 year old (11 Kgs) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

 

Leo slipped from the stairs at home and tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the right back leg. At Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, we performed the MMP (Madified Maquet Procedure) surgery on Leo’s leg. After the surgery, Leo started using the leg almost immediately. The video below is of Leo walking at just 3 days post surgery.

 

MMP has successfully shown to produce similar results to TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy). However, due to the cost, complexity and limited availability to perform these procedures, many dogs are denied their potential benefits. At LPVC, the MMP is performed at a very nominal cost of $1500 – $1700, regardless of the size of the dog to make it more affordable to clients and give patients potential benefit to their ACL injury.

 

Please call us on (03) 9439 0777 or visit us for more information.

 

Orthopaedic Case Study: Leo

Leo is a 12 year old (11 Kgs) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.Leo slipped from the stairs at home and tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the right back leg. At Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, we performed the MMP (Madified Maquet Procedure) surgery on Leo's leg. After the surgery, Leo started using the leg almost immediately. The video below is of Leo walking at just 3 days post surgery.MMP has successfully shown to produce similar results to TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy). However, due to the cost, complexity and limited availability to perform these procedures, many dogs are denied their potential benefits. At LPVC, the MMP is performed at a very nominal cost of $1500 – $1700, regardless of the size of the dog to make it more affordable to clients and give patients potential benefit to their ACL injury.Please call us on 03 9439 0777 or visit us on www.lowerplentyvet.com.au for more information

Posted by Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

My dog has suddenly become lame – is it a Torn ACL ?

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) is an important support ligament to provide stability to the knee joint. It runs from the back of the femur (the bone above the knee) to the front of tibia (the bone below the knee). It prevents the forward movement of the tibia when a dog places weight on the leg. When this ligament is torn, it causes instability in the knee joint manifested by marked pain, lameness and cartilage destruction. If early return to function is not achieved, the patient can develop arthritis later on in life. Dog ACL injuries can be caused by multiple factors including breed, age, activity level, and obesity.

 

Surgical options

 

There are a number of surgical options such as:

  • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO),
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA),
  • Tight Rope etc.

 

Most of these procedures are done by veterinary specialist surgeons at a very high cost.

 

At Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, we commonly use either Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP) or extracapsular techniques. The MMP technique is well researched and has been developed to provide a rapid return to function with very low complications during the rehabilitation period. This technique is a modification of TTA procedure performed by specialist veterinary surgeons. We offer this procedure at a more affordable price of $1200 – $1500, which is comparatively 3 to 4 times lower than what is being charged by specialists.

 

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