Friends Newsletter Summer 2019

Fitz & Pieces CPD dates for your diary - Eashing 25th June : Miguel Solano Wobbly knee caps – the ins and outs of treating patellar luxation 30th July : James Guthrie Carpal conundrums and tricky toes: recognising and managing conditions of the distal limb 27thAugust : Cameron Black and Fiona Doublebday Hope vs hype - regenerative and conventional treatment modalities in the management of musculoskeletal disease To book visit: fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/CPD

By Sara Black

Client Column | Bree Black

Bree is a two year old, very active and loveable Springer Spaniel. She is a Level One Ground Scenting Search and Rescue Dog with London Search & Rescue. She is also training in the Search Dog Heroes Project. Being such a fast-moving girl, it wasn’t always obvious to me but I was noticing that she limped sometimes on her front right leg. We tried various things with our local vet but she never limped or showed signs of pain when we were there.We then got some x-ray pictures done which is how we ended up at Fitzpatrick Referrals. Throughout the consultation, I had everything explained about what had been found - both elbows had dysplasia, and her right shoulder needed a bit removed and a plate put in. She also had a luxating patella.The thought of my active girl being on lead walks for three months was horrible but

it’s not long considering how many more years we hope that she has to live. Surgery would give her the chance to be pain-free, so I left Bree in the capable hands of orthopaedic Senior Surgeon James Guthrie for four days. I received a call daily with her progress which helped to reassure me. Bree’s recovery seemed slow to me but was on target. I had a couple of panic moments in the first few weeks but my phone calls were answered and my mind put at ease. I’m pleased to say that Bree has made a full recovery and is back at training - progressing better than ever now her discomfort, that she hid so well, has been removed. I am eternally grateful to James and the team at Fitzpatrick Referrals. It is a joy to watch a Springer having so much fun in life. Even when she’s working, she is having fun.All for the love of a ball!

Welcome Laura Largan We are pleased to announce that Laura Largan has been appointed Head Nurse at our oncology and soft tissue centre. Laura has joined us with extensive experience across both primary and referral practice. She gained her first taste of referral nursing at our orthopaedic and neurology centre – spending nearly five years expanding her knowledge with us before moving on to numerous referral practices across the South East. Laura has also completed an ILM course in leadership and management.

Cruciate? Elbow? Patella? We can see right now. We can also see left now. We will see your client for these cases within 48 hours*

Orthopaedics & Neurology

*See website for details - Orthopaedics and Neurology fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/48hr-promise

IN AN EMERGENCY To discuss a case or for any urgent or emergency referrals, please call us

For oncological and soft tissue emergencies 01483 668100 For orthopaedic and neurological emergencies 01483 423761

Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics & Neurology Halfway Lane, Eashing, Surrey GU7 2QQ Tel: 01483 423761 | Fax: 01483 527590 enquiries@fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk

Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology & Soft Tissue 70 Priestley Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7AJ Tel: 01483 668100 | Fax: 01483 454724 guildford@fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk

For more information visit fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk

Company Registration: Fitzpatrick Referrals Limited 5287667 Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue Limited 08627448

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