Dog knee brace luxating patella

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4966610 tn?1362054308 My dog was recently diagnosed with I torn ligament in her knee at first we were worried it was luxating patella and my Vet suggested my dog lose a few pounds now she is not over weight by any means shes a normal healthy weight for her size and breed. The Vet said the skinnier she is the less pressure on her leg. I know it's not the magic fix but it's worth a shot.
Avatar f tn Hello & welcome.....When one minute it's fine & the next it's not, it's usually a "Luxating Patella". What happenes is the knee cap pops out of place & they limp. At this stage it's painful...Then it pops back in and feels fine.....It's very common in toy breeds....Your girl must have had this trait passed from her parents which means the breeder was NOT doing his/her job! Patellas are graded from 1-5....
Avatar f tn You need to make an appointment with your vet to have him examined for hip dysplasia and/or a luxating patella. People are sometimes under the misapprehension that only large dogs like German Shepherds get hip dysplasia, while in reality it is possible for ANY breed to have it, no matter how big or small. Small and toy breeds, however, are also prone to something called a luxating patella, the patella being the knee. Its human equivalent would be called a "trick knee".
Avatar m tn Some breeds are more predisposed to a "luxating patella," which is when the kneecap can move in and out of the knee joint. Rarely, smaller breed dogs can get an "ACL" injury too, but this is less common and typically a large breed disease (obese Labrador).
Avatar f tn t bother to do health testing first, are predisposed to something called a luxating patella. In human terms it amounts to a trick knee. There are varying grades of subluxation, from grade 1, which is mild and causes them to "bunny hop" when they run holding the affected leg up, to grade 4 which is painful enough for them to not want to put the paw down at all, even when they are just walking.
Avatar m tn When I was 16 my knee cap was accidentally blown off with a shotgun when a hunting dog stepped on a gun while being pulled out of a blind. The remaining pieces of my patella were removed and torn tendons were surgically put back together. I have had several surgeries since then. I am now 51 years old, and despite still having beebees in the knee area and a missing knee cap I have been fairly active, but now have arthritis surrounding the area and my knee occasionally pops out of alignment.
Avatar m tn He also suggested waiting as long as possible for knee replacement so hopefully the brace helps- he did say there were more specialized Patella support braces available also- Can you recommend any if this one seems to help the situation???
Avatar f tn s knee requires surgery he may have either a torn anterior cruciate ligament or luxating patella (knee cap) or other less common injury. The best prognosis for the prevention of arthritis in the future would be surgery if the knee is unstable, though. I will try to give you some options that hopefully may help your dog in lieu of surgery as follows: 1. Acupuncture is very helpful for the knees and would be far less costly than surgery. 2.
Avatar f tn Hi Dr. Gross, I had a total knee replacement 1 year ago for severe arthritis. The pain is still there and I can't walk right, also my knee cap keeps going out and I fall or almost fall. My Ortho gave me a brace to wear and PT to go to, to streng. then muscles around the knee. It hasn't helped. My knee cap is still my own. Why wasn't that replaced with the total knee also? Is that a norm? I am so upset and will be getting a second opinion. Any ideas why this is happening.
691935 tn?1421027090 He might have a trick knee. Luxating patella is pretty common in cats. Especially since he seems able to pop it back into place, it does sound like that.
Avatar f tn It sounds like luxating patellas, or the knee cap slips out of place. It occurs fairly commonly, but nothing needs to be done unless the dog is in pain. Also, most vets won't recommend surgery unless the knee caps are out of place more often than not and are causing discomfort. If your dog is comfortable, you don't need to pursue any treatment.
Avatar n tn If the pet is less than 3 and has congenital joint disease such as hip dysplasia, luxating patella, and others, to start as soon as they learn of the abnormality.
701160 tn?1228413523 Pre-patella bursitis or "housemaid's knee" is quite common in laborers who work on their knees such as carpet installers or tile men. It is also common in wrestlers, as you've already found out. This ailment is an irritation of the bursa in front of the kneecap (patella) and results in a collection of fluid within the bursa, and thickening of the bursal tissue itself. These are often treated with ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
Avatar f tn From what you describe, I'm leaning towards a knee problem.....The sticking straight out (When laying or sitting down) is classic of an ACL tear or rupture....However, the stretching out after getting up reminds me of a Luxating Patella....They can actually click the joint back in to place when it's out....With LP, they will start turning the leg in to compensate for the looseness....Thus, it looks like a hip problem, but it's not.....
Avatar m tn s baseball season and had no other problems and the knee appears sound. Recently he dove for a ball and his knee swelled up over the weekend. From what I can gather it sounds like a contusion to the same knee. Is this type of swelling unusual and to be expected? He doesn't where any type of brace at the advise of the surgeon. What advise can you provide?
Avatar f tn You may also require a knee brace to stabilize the patella if suggested. At this stage I would advise seeing an orthopedician and after an evaluation a management plan can be drafted accordingly. Hope this is useful. Take care!
Avatar m tn If the vet is passing the X-rays around and then charging you more for the others' opinions, I would change vets. That seems pretty egregious. I would suspect a luxating patella (feel kitty's kneecap on that side and see if it moves around) or a torn or tender muscle, if there is nothing noticeable on an X-ray. They don't photograph muscles well.
Avatar m tn I felt pretty unstable after that. I kept my knee straight as I walked to sit down. When I sat, I bent my knee and my knee just... locked? I felt like some bone came out of socket and stick out of my skin. I flinched and extended my leg and it snapped back. It has happened every time since then when i bend my knee. The pain is EXCRUCIATING. My doctor is out of town until next Saturday and I only feel comfortable with him.
Avatar n tn Improper seat position is a common cause of patella problems. Be sure that your far leg is almost fully extended, about 5 degrees bent at the knee. Icing after riding can also be helpful. In addition, the use of a patella stabilizing brace for riding may be useful. If the pain persists, see an orthopedist.
4817742 tn?1359564366 The pain in knee could be due to patella chondromalacia or injury and subsequent softening of patella. It can cause fissures too. The treatment is pretty controversial. However, you need to give rest to the joint for extended period of time and use anti-inflammatory pain medication. Application of ice pack also reduces inflammation and keeping the leg elevated keeps the pressure off the knee.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with patella tendonitis last December and was prescribed the patella brace which i wore playing basketball for 6 months. However, the knee continued to be really sore. I'd gently work it out after bball with leg extensions on the nautilus machine which seemed to help. However on June 30, I completely ruptured the patella tendon going up for a layup. Surgury was on July 1 and I started PT on July 13, less than 2 weeks later.
Avatar m tn ve been told it was a sprain, tendonitis, a torn meniscus, and shoulder shrugs. For me, a patella knee brace and physical therapy and never running again (ugh) fixed it pretty much, But I was older and had a long history of heavy exercise, and you have the advantage of being young -- so be wary of being told you need surgery. If you are, get a second opinion, because if you're able to walk as well as you are you probably don't need it.
Avatar f tn I had knee surgery (tibial tuberosity osteotomy with lateral release) 4 weeks ago. Was wanting to hear from other people who have gone through the same procedure. 4 weeks on I can bend my knee about 30 degrees and I am getting a bit more voluntary control of the muscles around my patella. My knee is still a bit swollen and I am still icing 2-3 times per day. I go back to see my surgeon in 2 weeks and would like to know if others have been referred to the physio sooner as this will be 5.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the update.......I want to add something about Bella's Luxating Patella....One of mine (Poodle) has Luxating patellas in both knees....I adopted her at the age of 3......I do believe she has had them all along.....When she was finally diagnosed, they were a grade 2......I immediately started her on a joint supplement.........They have remained UNCHANGED for 5 years....She will be 11 yrs. old before long......Her yearly checkup last December shows they are still a grade 2.......