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TPLO ACL Surgery for Dogs – Jacob Sampson

Hello All! My Jake, a 6 year old lab, had the TPLO surgery after a lengthy search for an alternative. He was never overweight; kept him at 70 pounds, a little light, but was wanting to save his hips and knees. Time flies, but it was 2-3 years ago, and the information found on web […]

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Bilateral Tightrope Surgery, Day 1 – Edgar

Day one after bilateral tightrope surgery. We found a vet (Dr. Kelly) in Byron MN, near Rochester who has done about 90 Tightrope repairs. He also does TTA and TPLO. The name of his clinic is Meadow View. Why Tightrope ACL Surgery? We decided on Tightrope as it is much much less invasive and has […]

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Conservative Management Success – Emma

I have a small (42 lbs) APBT (American Pit Bull Terrier) female named Emma. 2 years ago, as of this Christmas, she just stopped using one of her rear legs. As soon as we got back into town I took her to my Vet. She was put under and it was found that she had […]

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A-Trac Dynamic Brace After Two Failed Extracapsular Surgeries – Mya

Dog Knee Brace Experience – A-Trac Dynamic Brace [ad#medsquareright250]I had a very different experience with the A-TraC Dynamic Brace than you and Tucker. We used it with phenomenal success! When my Golden Retriever mix (Mya) ruptured her cruciate ligament, we tried Extracapsular surgery but it failed – TWICE! I did not want to put Mya […]

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Conservative Management for Puppies – Hazel

CCL Knee Ligament Injuries in Puppies? One of our readers brings up a good question: Is it possible for a very young dog to have a complete CCL tear and knee ligament damage? Hazel’s Story Our Hazel is a 4 1/2 month old, 45 pound, large breed mutt. We suspect Sheppard, Rotti, Lab… She was […]

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Conservative Management for a Torn Meniscus, Deuce

In September 2010 our dog, Deuce, blew out his knee. We went to the vet and he’s been diagnosed with a torn meniscus. We are going to try the CM method of healing in hopes the scar tissue fills in the spot where it’s torn. Our family can not presently consider surgery because of the […]

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Tightrope and OrthoPet Dog Knee Brace – Neva

Neva’s story – Tightrope and OrthoPet Brace Neva is a 5-year old pointer mix. She lives to run, jump and play. During weekend runs at our open space dog park she puts in 10+ miles chasing rabbits to my measly four. She’s never had a health problem since the day I picked her up from […]

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Conservative Management for CCL

Our Conservative Management Plan

I created this website to be all about the experience.  The experiences we go through as owners of dogs with knee ligament injuries, and the experiences our dogs go through as a result of tearing their CCL.  As a result of my experience I have been through both a Traditional Repair surgery and successful round […]

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Modified Traditional ACL Surgery – Beau

[ad#medsquareright250] At over 8 months post op, I can safely say that the surgery was a success and worth the cost and trouble. Beau (a Golden Retriever) plays as much as any healthy dog and we have had; he is completely healed. We have learned many things from this experience, and the highlights are: 1. […]

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TPLO Post Op Update – Taylor

TPLO Recovery – Taylor, July 2010 Well I am happy to report that Taylor is doing great and is now 5 weeks post surgery. It has been a long 5 weeks. At approximately 1 week after surgery Taylor was no longer limping and was ready to go! It has been difficult to keep her at […]

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