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TTA Surgery, 2 Weeks Post Op – Ben

2 Week Update Ben is doing extremely well at 2 weeks. Day 2 Ben is feeling much better. On our walk, he actually lifted his good leg and stood on his leg with the surgery to go pee. Never thought I would be excited watching a dog pee, but that was amazing.. Days 3-4 Ben […]

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TTA Surgery and CM – Ben’s Story

Injury Date: 12/2008 Ben’s Story: Ben is a 4 year old Standard Schnauzer. We believe he suffered a partial tear in his Left CCL in December 2008. We didn’t give CM (Conservative Management) a chance until about July 2009, when he was diagnosed with a CCL tear. Prior to that, it only appeared to be […]

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Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

TPLO, 2 Days Post Op – Potato

Injury Date: 04/14/10 Potato’s Story: Potato tore her knee muscle in winter. I had insurance, but because she was limping prior to a minor sprain, they didn’t cover it. I couldn’t stand seeing her limping around anymore so i paid the $3000 for the kind of surgery where they cut the bone so the leg […]

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Canine TTA Recovery

TTA Surgery Recovery – 2 Weeks, Timber’s Story

[ad#medsquareleft250] It has been 1 week since Tim’s TTA surgery, and she is now starting to get very playful. It’s going to be difficult to keep her quiet. Her surgical line from the TTA is beautiful, bruising and swelling are completely gone. Days 8 and 9 were uneventful. Timber is enjoying the great weather, and […]

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CCL Repair for Canines

TTA Surgery Recovery – 1 Week, Timber’s Story

TTA Surgery Recovery – Week 1 Timber went in for TTA surgery on Tues March 9th, and the surgery went great. I picked her up on Wednesday, the staff said she a had a good night, she was so sweet, she was one of the quiet ones and she didn’t cry or bark. Her first […]

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TTA Dog Knee Surgery, Timber’s Story

Timber’s TTA Surgery Timber is a 6 year old female shepard mix; she is my baby. In August 2006, Timber tore her left ACL and she underwent TPLO. She recovered beautifully from TPLO surgery. Nearly 4 years later, she developed an abscess over her TPLO scar. I took Tim to my local vet, and she […]

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Beau at Three and Four Weeks Post Op CCL Repair

[ad#horizlinks468] We’ve started the physical therapy. Weekly half hour swimming session have Beau moving his leg very well. The stairs are also going well, though we seem to have to do it twice a day for five minutes because once a day for ten minutes is just too boring for both dog and human. He […]

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Beau’s Story – Two Weeks Post Op CCL Repair

[ad#horizlinks468] This week we have seen a big improvement in Beau’s ease in getting around. In fact, he thinks he’s superdog! He clearly isn’t feeling much pain, so we have eased off on the Tramadol, but continue to give him the Metacam and the Acepromozine for sedation. The most difficult part of the week is […]

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Post Operative Recovery Following Traditional Repair

Beau’s CCL Repair – One Week Post Op

One Week Post Op Overall, this has been a good week and not as terrible as I imagined. By the third day, he no longer dragged his toes and was actually putting some pressure on the leg. We applied a cold compress to ice his knee area four and five times a day, but are […]

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Beau – One Day Post CCL Repair Surgery

Day After Surgery [ad#buttonleft125]My husband and I modified our work schedules somewhat so that someone could be home with Beau at all times for the first week. Today was my turn. In the morning, I took the bandage off as instructed and was very happy to find that the vet technician had done a great […]

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