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Veterinary Hospital Helps Dogs with Knee Issue

Veterinary Hospital Launches Study to Help Small-Breed Dogs with Knee Issue

(Robbinsville, NJ, January 17, 2019) - NorthStar VETS is currently enrolling patients in an important study to advance the field of canine orthopedics. Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DAVCS, Chief of Staff and Veterinary Surgeon commented on the study?EUR(TM)s new technique to correct unstable kneecaps, "Traditionally, surgery to correct canine patellar luxation involves deepening the groove at the knee end of the femur, which disturbs the supporting cartilage. With dome trochleoplasty, the entire groove is removed, then rotated, preserving all the cartilage. In the pilot study, patients were able to use the affected leg sooner after surgery than with other procedures." Learn more about this and other clinical trials at

For the study, NorthStar VETS is recruiting 12-to-24 small-breed dogs to evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative surgical procedure, called "Dome Trochleoplasty" which corrects canine patellar luxation. NorthStar VETS Founder and Chief of Staff, Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DACVS, pioneered this procedure in a pilot study for large-breed dogs. It was shown to address anatomical abnormalities and restore stability, which resulted in a more normal gait. Additional procedural benefits included reduced healing time, pain, lameness and overall improved quality of life. This second study seeks to determine if small-breed dogs with patellar luxation realize the same benefits.

Participation in This Study Includes:

  • Anesthesia, surgery, post-op rehabilitation
  • Inpatient hospitalization with around-the-clock nursing care
  • Routine follow-up visits at 10-14 days (suture removal), and at 6 weeks, 3 and 6 months postoperatively
  • Postoperative x-rays to monitor healing

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Diagnosed with patellar luxation causing lameness
  • Less than five years old
  • Weighs less than 50 lbs.
  • No other orthopedic or arthritis issues
  • Otherwise in good health
  • Pet parent must be willing to complete a 10-question canine pain survey during multiple stages of the process

If your family veterinarian diagnoses your small-breed dog with patellar luxation, contact NorthStar VETS at 609.259.8300 to get additional information and to schedule an appointment.

About NorthStar VETS
With locations in Robbinsville and Maple Shade, NJ, NorthStar VETS is the region?EUR(TM)s leader in providing advanced veterinary services by board-certified, residency trained, or highly experienced veterinarians 24/7. As an American Animal Hospital-Accredited (AAHA) Referral Practice, NorthStar VETS continues to set the standard in medical excellence for dogs, cats, birds, exotics, and other family pets.

Contact: Phillip Barnes, Marketing Director, NorthStar VETS 609.223.1513