Knee surgery small dogs

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4966610 tn?1362054308 I have a toy/mini poodle named Shadow who is over 12 years old. He weighs 12.5 lbs. He has several serious medical issues including a luxating patella (trick knee) on his right rear leg. Because of his age, and his medical condition, I don't want to chance surgery to repair this as there is more of a risk of fatality from surgery and or anesthesia as he gets older. Unless there is some dire need for surgery, I am looking for a non surgical solution for this problem.
Avatar m tn I had the same experience with my English Mastiff (although it was knee surgery and not back surgery). We had to keep her tied to the end of our bed-post to limit her range of motion. All she could do was sit up and lay back down. And this was for 8 weeks, mind you. Not fun for us to watch her go through. Not fun for our other 5 dogs not having their pack-leader (Alpha) around. Not fun for her to have to go through it.
Avatar m tn Ibuprofen and acetopminophen will kill dogs and cats. Acetisalicylic aciid (regular plain aspirin) IS safe for dogs in the correct dose. Check with your vet to see what the appropriate dose would be for your dog based on his breed, age and general condition.
Avatar n tn My 4 year old lab had anterior cruciate surgery on her right knee in Dec. 2007 and on her left knee in Feb. 2008. Her vet said she is recovering well but she still has a hard time getting into a sit position. Is this normal for this time frame. what are the best exercises for her. I take her walking and swimming but the next day she can hardly walk. I also give her glucosomine.
8412758 tn?1398013501 s views on ACL/CCL tears in SMALL dogs.....The new line of thinking is that they DO NOT need repaired, but can heal just as well on their own..... Now, if this is could be a Patellar Luxation, then it would require surgery... I have done both surgery &/or no surgery on torn ACLs/CCLs.....They seem to heal fine either way......Mine (All cases) were restricted from doing more damage for 4 weeks....In our case a knee brace was not used, but I think a sturdy wrap is helpful.....
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 f tn My 12 year old lab/mix had surgery a week ago to repair the severed cruciate ligament in her rear knee. She has not put any weight on the affected leg, and her toes curl ander and drag when she hobbles around on 3 legs. Should she be further along in recovery? I am concerned that the surgery will not be successful. Is this indicative of nerve damage? Is there any thing I can do to help improve outcomes?
Avatar f tn I had my total knee replacement surgery August 30, 2012 and thought that I would be as good as new, hahahahaha!!! I have been in such severe pain that at times it is so unbearable I want to scream! I have severe aching pain with many sharp and stabbing pains throughout the day and night that wake me up in tears also. I thought that I would have way better range of motion, not! When I straighten my leg it locks on me just like it did before the surgery, why?
Avatar f tn I had meniscus surgery in 2007, last Thursday my aunts dogs got out and I had to run about a block from her house trying to get them. I was find that day, later that night I started developing sharp,dull pain in the back of my knee. I would walk and my knee would give out on me. 4 days later when taking the steps I have to take one by one if I put any pressure or weight on my knee I am in a lot of pain and it feels like it will give out on me.
Avatar m tn Shortly after she started limping and under went tplo surgery on her hind knee and than on the other knee. This was the result of a tear in her acl. I was told this is a common problem in dog that are very active. I recomend that you take your dog to have checked right away. It may be nothing but its better to be safe than sorry. This happened to my dog at a very young age.
Avatar f tn Laxity in these cruciate ligaments usually presents as dog initially hopping on 3 lags, then toe touching. It is also important to remember that many small breed dogs, including Chihuahuas, which I personally raise, are "babies" and do not tolerate discomfort very well. When they have a ache such as a loose knee ligament, often they just stop walking and act in a very similar manner to that which you have described for your dog.
Avatar f tn Congratulations on doing the right thing for your dog. :-) $2,500 is a good fee for TPLO surgery, which sounds like what they're doing. In lay terms, TPLO surgery means the knee joint will be fused. That's why your dog will never have to worry about reinjury. My dog was almost 8 when she did the same thing and had TPLO surgery. The ACL was completely severed, the ends were shredded and there was no way the ligament itself could be repaired.
Avatar f tn This is interesting. I am going to have to ask around and read up on these laser treatments.
Avatar f tn Had an MRI done that shows a tear in my knee. I saw an orthopedic surgeon who has scheduled surgery to sculpt out the scar tissue in my knee. He wasn't really helpful in answering my questions. I want to know: Is it really necessary? My knee locks when i walk but other than that, its not too much of a problem. Will it leave a big scar on my knee? What if I wait and do it in 10 - 15 years when there's better technology?
Avatar n tn The treatment consists of draining the fluid from knee to help relieve the pressure in the joint, thereby helping with symptoms. Sometimes small amount of cortisone is injected in the knee to help prevent the fluid from returning. Patients with severe arthritis may eventually require surgery to treat their condition.You should consult an orthopedic physician and find the underlying cause so that the treatment can be done.
Avatar f tn My son is 15. He has Bipartite patella. We found out last year when his knee was xrayed for pain. He is a basketball player. When pain got to hurt to much He rested his knee for 3 months. The pain eventually went away. He was pain free for 4 months. Then the pain came back. He rested for another month. The pain got worse. He has tried to play basketball and 5 minutes into playing he has to stop because it hurts so bad. He says it’s sharp pain.
724368 tn?1230914361 The vet said that about 40% of dogs who have surgery on one leg end up having surgery on the other leg. Just an FYI. They called the procedure either TPLO or TLPO. Can't recall the initials. We saw an orthopedic vet who is great. I trusted him because our regular vet had sent us there before for one of our other dogs, a Dobie/hound mix, who he thought needed a hip replacement and he turned out to be very honest. I was scared to death about it.
Avatar f tn I have two small dogs, both neutered females, who have lived together for over six years and have occasionally had a fight. However they are now fighting constantly to the extent that three times one or other has required surgery. Is there a way to stop this behaviour? I have to now separate them during the day when I'm not home but as soon as they are re-united they attack each other.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am 31 old male, I am 5.3 tall and my weight is 110 Pounds. I play tennis and squash from time to time. This is my second MRI after a 1 year. The previous MRI showed that I have a Medial meniscus tear. I was so happy to see that after 1 year, the Meniscus tear disapparead from the MRI report without doing any surgery or rehab. But this time I did the MRI on my both knees and it looks like I have some issue with my cartillage.
Avatar m tn what would be her ankle and knee at first she was just favoring it a little over the last week it has gotten to where she cant put weight on it. She wont stay still and is in pain but wants to play..she is in a lot of pain The vet assistant told me surgery would be over $1000 ...