Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect

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Postby elegy » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:13 pm

Luce had a big fat bandage on her leg following surgery, which, to be honest, I liked a great deal. It gave her support and it made me less afraid.

She worked the woe thing pretty hard.

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Postby Otis » Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:39 pm

The only hitch with bring her to work is that I work at a dog kennel, LOTS of barking. I could keep her in the bathroom probably, but she could still hear/smell dogs.
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Postby Otis » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:24 pm

Well, we went for our consultation today. I decided to go with the traditional repair. Something about cutting the bone and altering things like that just doesn't sit well with me. With the traditional she only has to stay at the hospital for that day and she's out the next. I'm so nervous, but excited that she will finally be happy again. The vet office was beautiful, the vets were great and everyone loved Ashes. Actually, every single person that walked by her petted her. Thanks for helping with the leash pulling guys! She's getting surgery on Wednesday. The biggest thing is the physical therapy afterwards, since she's had this injury for so long, the chances of the other leg getting torn are higher then they already are.
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Postby akaspaddero » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:54 pm

Thanks for the update...
..They will look at the meniscal while they are in there too. So paws crossed that isn't torn.

Paws crossed
Any questions post surgery just let us know. We will be here to help. It will be ok..

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Postby akaspaddero » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:06 pm

Oh yea one more thing.

Get a bag of frozen peas lol
We used that on her leg to help minimize the brusing and swelling. I just used it the first 2 days.

Also, get some Emu oil or Vitamin E caps (just puncture with a needle). I used this on Zoe's surgery scar to help accelerate the healing.
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Postby Kingsgurl » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:23 pm

Oh yea! Forgot about the peas and the Emu oil!! The oil works great, you can barely see Martins scars.
Good luck with the surgery!
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Postby Otis » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:51 pm

Thanks for all the tips guys, I'll let you know when she is home safe and sound
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Postby eashanna » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:29 am

give ashes a big kissie from rocky. hope all goes well for her surgery.
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Postby elegy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:08 pm

best of luck! i hope everything goes well with surgery and recovery.
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Postby mr. beefy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:47 pm

Here's a great resource:
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodogs/

And the story of Paco's surgery:
http://pacosleg.blogspot.com/

Good luck!
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Postby Otis » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:04 pm

She is out of surgery and everything went well! :)) :)) :)) She's waking up right now, I really wish I could be there for her.

They suggested I buy a muzzle for the physical therapy (leg extensions), were other people recommended this? Is it simply because she's a pit bull? I guess she may have done something that made them nervous. I doubt she'd bite me, but I guess better safe then sorry...
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Postby akaspaddero » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:14 pm

So glad to hear it went well! YEA :peace:
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Postby Kingsgurl » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:43 pm

If she is uncomfortable with the leg extensions a muzzle might make it easier. One was not suggested to me and I didn't need one. All dogs react to pain differently though.
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Postby akaspaddero » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:38 am

How is your pup doing?
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Re: Torn CCL Sugury-what to expect

Postby turtle » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:54 am

This is a useful thread which I found on a search for info about cruciate surgeries.

My 8 yr old spayed female tore her cruciate ligament and had surgery for it almost 2 months ago. She had the traditional repair and is doing pretty well with her recovery. The hard part is keeping her quiet now that she feels better. I am thinking it will be about 6 months before she is completely recovered and can run off leash as I do not want her to re-injure her leg.

How did the surgeries and recoveries go for the dogs in this thread? Any updates?
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