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Post Operative Icing - Video

Post Operative Icing – Video

Dr. James St. Clair of TopDog Health and Rehabilitation explains the importance of post operative icing within the first 72 hours following ACL repair surgery. Icing will help constrict the blood vessels and prevent inflammatory agents from entering the knee joint. The use of ice can also help relieve pain and make your pet more […]

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Tightrope Surgery Experience – Ben

I am an Office Manager at an animal hospital, and I love to bring my dog with me to work every day. His name is Ben, and he is a Golden Retriever. When the story begins, he weighed 115 lbs. In early June, I had brought Ben to work. We we playing fetch in the […]

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Extracapsular Repair with Swivel Lock System – Josie

I have have a 2 1/2 year old Cane Corso Mastiff and about 4 weeks ago she tore her left ACL and I was devastated. She is so young and I knew recovery post surgery was gonna be hard because she is still a puppy! I’m not sure exactly how it happened, but I know […]

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Tightrope Repair for CCL and Meniscus Tear – Grayson

Grayson’s Tightrope Procedure for her CCL/Meniscus Repair Grayson’s Background: Breed: Weimaraner Sex: Female/Spayed Age at surgery: 4 years old   [ad#medsquareright250]Grayson’s story began about 6 months before her surgery day.  We noticed her having trouble rising from a laying down position and getting up and down off of furniture. At first we thought that maybe […]

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Tightrope Surgery and Large Dogs – Wilson

I have an Olde English Bulldogge named Wilson, he is 4 and very active, with re-active personality. I had the tight rope procedure done last year and nothing has changed for Wilson as far as chasing, running, and jumping. Tight rope is much less invasive than TPLO, because with TPLO they actually take out some […]

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Tightrope Surgery Recovery – Charlie the GSP

Charlie, our 83lb German Shorthaired Pointer, age 7, had tightrope surgery on his back right leg on Wednesday, January 25. 2011. Initially he started shaking on his right back leg when standing, our Vet shook his head and said he could not say what was wrong. 6 months later the leg had progressed from shaking […]

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Cruciate Ligament Injury in Dogs

Help!  My dog is limping – Could it be a torn ligament? This guide is a good starting place for anyone looking for more information on dog knee problems, specifically cruciate ligament injury in dogs.  This article will give an overview of dog knee injuries covering everything from symptoms to recovery. What is a Cruciate […]

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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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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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TightRope CCL Repair – Bohdi

Hello All, My 90 lb American Bulldog/Pitt mix had the Tightrope Procedure 3 days ago. He is 8 years old, and besides the knee injury, is in excellent health. We think he injured the knee exiting the pool several months before. We noticed a limp right after he jumped out (in-ground pool). It seemed to […]

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