mnp13 wrote: Connor's knee isn't getting any better and we're going to have to have it fixed in the immediate future.
plebayo wrote:What do you mean "knee reconstruction"? Did he tear his ACL?
i have an 8 year old boxer who has addisons and because of her prednisone gained alot of weight she weighs 110 pounds and the vet said she should only be around 60 however it was the reason she hurt her knee and im going to get the surgery but i guess im just worried will she recover good? i am just sick over this. mom going crazy with worry about what to do she cant walk either and i just want her 100% better is this possible?
airwalk wrote:If you're talking an ACL repair, had it done on my 140 lb Mastiff about 6 years ago. It was a bit of a bugger keeping one so large quiet long enough and we had to leash and sling for a few days and then leash and control for several weeks. He healed beautifully, never had another problem with it.
plebayo wrote:I've never personally had a knee done on my dog, I know with our clients their dogs generally speaking have to take it easy like for 6-8 weeks. The concern is that the dog could not only hurt the repaired knee, but also hurt the good knee.
I've also been appalled at the number of people that I seen post on forums who leave their dogs for months or longer just running around on knees that they know are destroyed. "He runs just fine for a while, then he starts limping" and "he can really tear around on three legs" Granted, limiting Connor hasn't been fun, but letting a dog run around because it "wants" to isn't exactly responsible either. My nieces and nephews would like to play with matches and guns, but should I let them do it because they want to?
I'm also concerned about surgery failure. From what I've read, if a TPLO or TTA fails, there is no "do-over." However, if you do the traditional surgery, it can be re-tried. But is that a catch-22? Does the traditional surgery fail more, but can also be re-done so that's "ok"? (well, not ok, but you know what I mean)
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