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How Successful Is Dog Knee Surgery

Dog knee surgery is both a financial investment as well as a time and energy commitment. With so much on the line for both dog and owner the hope is that surgery is successful. Statistically, the odds are in favor of those who commit to dog knee surgery with a reported success rate of 85%-95% […]

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Tedy’s Story: Conservative Management

My 12-year-old (best estimate of his age) Bordie-Collie mix (and breed) injured his CCL on 5/11/21. He is about 50 lbs. I adopted him from the Humane Society 8 years ago. We were able to get in to see the vet within a few hours of his injury and a CCL tear was diagnosed based […]

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QLF Surgery: What Is It and Is It The Best Option For Your Dog’s Torn ACL?

Ruptured, torn, or partially torn ACL’s in dogs are so common that it is not surprising new technologies continue to develop to treat these injuries. QLF or MLFS surgery is a progressive operation that is  much less common than its counterparts, but may be just the answer you and your dog are looking for.  QLF […]

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Tovah experienced a complete ACL Tear

Tovah’s Story: Complete ACL Tear Surgery

On Saturday our seven year old Duck Tolling Retriever had an accident where she fell through some deck boards and was hanging off the edge of the deck for a few seconds while we tried to get her out. This resulted in a complete tear of her cruciate ligament (ACL). Our vet said that our […]

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A Sprained Or Torn Dog Knee

Dog Knee Sprains vs. ACL Tear – How to Tell

Knees in both humans and dogs are complex, ultimately it does require a professional veterinarian to diagnose the extent of your dog’s knee injury. However there are some signs and symptoms to be aware of so that you, the owner can get a general sense of what may be going on with your dog’s injured […]

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Reinjury After TPLO Surgery

Can a dog tear the same ACL twice?  After your dog has TPLO surgery, the last thing you want your furry friend to deal with is another injury. TPLO surgery is a fairly common repair that makes the dog’s leg function again without the ligament.  Although the odds of retearing the same ACL are low […]

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Dog ACL Surgery Near Me

Helpful Tips To Help You Find The Right Veterinary Knee Surgeon For You and Your Dog Has the time come for your dog to have knee surgery? If so it will be important to find the right surgeon for both you and your dog. There are several factors to consider as you research the ideal […]

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Dorie with a cone after her knee injury and surgery

7-Year-Old Dorie – Lateral Suture (Tightrope)

Dorie’s ACL injury journey started in November 2019 as I was rushing to get ready for work on a Friday morning. I had just let her outside to use the bathroom and she made her normal rounds of barking at the deer and letting the neighbors know she was up. When she was coming back […]

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Saul – Bilateral TPLO

Saul is a Johnson American Bulldog. He is a big-boned breed he’s 17 months. and 80 lbs. He could not do things I thought he should be able to. He often wined for no reason. Often he would limp. I thought his hips looked narrow for his chest. I brought him to the vet and […]

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Modified Maguet Procedure (MMP Surgery) for Dogs

What is MMP Surgery for dogs? We all want our dogs to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives. And sometimes that means your dog may tear his CCL after chasing a squirrel and require MMP surgery. The Modified Maguet Procedure is a minimally invasive procedure used to repair a ruptured or torn cranial cruciate ligament […]

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