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Mortis
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partially torn ccl advice please

Postby Mortis » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:13 pm

turns out he has a partially torn ccl, vet is apparently suggesting surgery (he will call me later to discuss as i wasn't satisfied by the complete lack of answers i was getting, though i have no idea where he was when i collected gun)

i was under the impression it was better to leave partial tears as they have a chance of healing? apparently it isn't hurting him but was told he would be lame for life. i don't know what to do for the best. if it was blown i would get him the surgery but would playing around with a partial make things worse for him? HELP!

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Re: ? bad knee

Postby mtlu » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:32 pm

I'm not sure if leaving a partial tear alone is better or not. We did decide on surgery both times Molly had a partial tears of her CCLs. We factored in a lot of things (where we live, our lifestyle, her age, her energy level) as well as risks of the various surgical options. So far, I don't regret any of the decisions we made for all the things we took into consideration and I know other people who have decided differently from us with regards to surgical repair (or not) and are also happy with their decisions. I think what I'm trying to say is that there might not be a "right" answer that can applied to every dog with a torn or partially torn cruciate but there are ideal choices that you can make for Gunner and for you.

Sending you and Gunner best wishes from Molly and myself – we know how much this sucks :hug:

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Re: ? bad knee

Postby kaytenmags » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:53 pm

the specialist thought my dog's knee was partially torn... until they did surgery.
yup, 100% torn. she just wasn't showing pain well.

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Re: ? bad knee

Postby Mortis » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:18 pm

he is only three and pretty active he is my jogging partner and we started bikejoring awhile ago and i want him as healthy as possible and able to do all of these things as he loves it. he is the dog that keeps me active also he loves to play.
i was hoping he could be rehabilited to heal his leg as surgery complications scare me, also he is a BAD patient trying to get him to remain completely inactive for weeks at a time is going to be hard on him, so i wanted the option that is the easiest for him. and short walks on a lead are better than being crated for weeks.
it would be easier if the vet would actually call me :(

if its partial will it be a traditional?

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has actually ruptured it

Postby Mortis » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:04 pm

well spoke to the vet, the girl that handed gunner back got it wrong it isn't a partial tear, it is fully ruptured with an unstable joint...so surgery it is then. he is booked in for middle of may as that is the quickest they can get him in, vet said it isn't hurting him so is okay till then. my poor boy :(

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Re: ? bad knee

Postby Beowulf » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:39 pm

Oh no! Well, hugs to you and your pup. I'm hoping everything turns out all right in the end. :hug:

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Re: ? bad knee

Postby Leslie H » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:31 pm

Oh, that stinks, poor boy.

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Re: ? bad knee

Postby WackyJacki » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:22 pm

Poor thing. :(


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