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Dog owners....one of my babies has a torn ACL...anyone experience this? F****k!

 
Anonymous Coward
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01/19/2011 01:27 PM
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Re: Dog owners....one of my babies has a torn ACL...anyone experience this? F****k!
My beautiful Golden/Lab mix Liffey had this happen to her when she was about four years old. Slipped chasing the ball on wet grass.

We went through the surgery TPLO and it took about 3 months to fully return to normal, but once she did it was as if nothing had happened.... Then the other one tore.... and we went down that road again.... I'm so thankful I had the money at the time to take care of her...

This is not something to mess with... I would question any Vet who would not do an xray to confirm....

Also... there's lots of different approaches in surgery to dealing with this injury, but the BEST approach is TPLO. Be sure your Vet/Surgeon has trained to do TPLO and find out how MANY they have done... It really makes a difference...

Her first surgery was done by someone who had a LOT of experience and that went really well... The 2nd was done by a Vet who "said" he had a lot of experience and was a little cheaper than the first... This vet made some mistakes and cost my dear dog to have to go under a 2nd time with him... NOT A GOOD THING.

BE CAREFUL.
gierrmo
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01/19/2011 01:44 PM
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Re: Dog owners....one of my babies has a torn ACL...anyone experience this? F****k!
Hiya! hf

Thank you for all you've contributed.

I have decided to do the surgery. After all the research I've done, it really seems that it's my best option. Especially with her size. Medium-Larger dogs just really seem to need the surgery to regain full activity levels.

It's been nearly a full week and she's still hobbling around. She keeps testing the leg but it's pretty evident now that surgery is the best plan. :(

All of the concern and advice is MUCH appreciated. Her surgery will not be until late in the month but I will keep updating the thread.

Thanks so much everyone! flower

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Which surgery have you and your vet decided on?





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