Tightrope Repair Complications – Axel

I have a 3 year old Rottweiler, Axel. I think the problem started in June 2010, during a dog park playdate. After then he was limping on his back right leg. I took him to the vet and she said that it was a partial tear, so to keep him calm and give him pain…

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Traditional Repair in Labradors – Abby

Abby is a gorgeous, long legged black lab. She must be am mix of some kind, because she is tall and thin. She used to run like a gazelle and was full of energy. We have 3 boys and one day (after she was chasing them around the yard on their ride on jeep) she…

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Double ACL Tears – TTO and MMP Surgeries – Heidi

My dog Heidi has torn both of her CCLs in the past year and we opted to do surgery on both. She was just a little over a year old when she tore her first one, which had a huge impact on our decision to go the surgery route. My husband and I were newlyweds…

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TPLO Surgery Recovery Time – Wrigley

Wrigley had TPLO surgery on her right leg in March 2012. Initially her recovery was slow, but after 52 days was off the couch and going up the stairs to our bedroom and walking like there was nothing wrong. In June 2012 she blew the ligament in her left leg. We’re day 33 into recovery…

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Conservative Management, Traditional Repair and TPLO – Forrest Gumbo’s Story

About 3 years ago Forrest Gumbo, our approximately 3-year-old, healthy 45-pound pit bull that we adopted at 9 months old, the love of my life, was doing his usual figure 8 “zoomies” after one of our morning runs and he injured his right rear leg. He limped a little for a bit and always seemed…

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TTA Surgery Recovery Advice – Lucy

Lucy is an energetic, athletic Sheprador (Australian Shepherd/Lab Mix). At this writing, she is 3 1/2 years old. I believe that Lucy’s initial injury occurred when she was about a year old when she stepped in a deep hole at a dog park while tearing around. She is pretty tough and did not seem disabled…

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TPLO Surgery and Recovery to 12 Weeks – Luna

Prefer to watch a video of Luna’s recovery? Click here to see Luna’s TPLO Recovery Video (Video is at the end of the post) Pre Surgery: March 1-10, 2012 Luna is a Female 8.5 year old pure bred Yellow Lab. She woke up one morning and wasn’t able to put her back right leg down….

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Tightrope Surgery with Swivel Lock – Brian

Brian was the biggest pup of his litter. Now I know not to pick the biggest, since they are more prone to problems often. At 8 1/2 years his right knee went out. That was one week ago. Given his age and the size of this American Bulldog (120 lbs), I was not sure what…

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Researching TPLO Surgery Options

One owner shares the story of how she decided which surgeon to choose to perform her dog’s TPLO repair surgery. My girl is 1.5 years old and just like all labs she is crazy, loves life to the fullest. Took her to the dog park after a rain freeze in the winter, she was running fast…

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