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 rest. We have enrolled in a cranial cruciate study and has had 4 rehab sessions. These sessions include water treadmill, and appropriate therapeutic exercises to facilitate neuromuscular re-education and to improve flexibility, strength, balance and gait patterning.
Taylor remains quiet and activity is limited to controlled exercises and short leash walks. She can also walk stairs slowly one at a time while supervised on a leash. I will post more pictures soon including post op pics and of course some rehab pics. She now walks without a limp and other than her shaved leg and some mild muscle atrophy she is doing great……I know there is still a possibility of complications including infection and rejection of the implanted screws and plates but all looks great at this point in time.