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CCL tear
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:43pm

I have a Caleb/Azriel offspring (Riley- 8.5 years old) that just had CCL surgery (TPLO). She had been having problems after heavy running after her ball for a while then all of a sudden injured her one rear leg and would not walk on it at all. After many months of vet visits and NSAIDs it was found by an orthopedic specialist that she had a complete tear of the CCL. It had been misdiagnosed as a partial tear since the drawer sign was not significant. Turns out that she never had any significant arthritis and probably had been suffering from a partial tear for some time. She is 4 weeks post op now and is slowly getting back to her old self. I hope your pup doesn't need the surgery but if he does, it sure seems to do the trick with making her comfortable again. If you need any more than no on it, let me know. We are in the throws of physical therapy now. I'm just hoping that she will not need the other leg done although it is common that other leg ultimately goes bad.

  • Back knee problems??? Ashershelly 351, Wed Feb 22 7:03pm
    Hello all, Long time no post. I am the mom to Asher (who will be 7 soon - Caleb/Azriel puppy) and I was wondering if anyone else has had issues with their dogs having knee problems. Asher was having... more
    • I'm so sorry to hear this!Kelli, Wed Apr 12 10:32pm
      How is he doing?
      • TPLO surgery updateShelly (Asher-Caleb/Azriel), Tue Apr 18 12:14pm
        Asher is recovering nicely from his surgery. He is almost 7 weeks post op and doing physical therapy to help with the rehab. If all goes well at his 8 week re-check next Thursday then he will have... more
    • CCL tear — Diane, Wed Mar 15 9:43pm
      • TPLOshelly 351, Thu Mar 16 1:27pm
        Thank you so much for the reply Diane! So helpful. Asher ended up indeed having partial tears in both back knees. He is 2 weeks post TPLO surgery in the right knee. The surgeon said, if everything... more
        • Re: TPLODiane, Thu Mar 16 2:25pm
          Shelly, I also wondered if there was a genetic component. I can't help but figure it has something to do with their genetics since certain angles of the joint make them more predisposed for the... more
    • Knee IssuesGrace (Austin), Thu Feb 23 6:09am
      Austin (Jordan/Abraham) is going to be 11 soon. He doesn't have knee issues but he does suffer from Spondolosis which is arthritis in his spine. At first we thought it was his back legs by the way he ... more
      • Re: Knee Issuesshelly 351, Sat Feb 25 5:39pm
        Thank you so much for the info. I will pass it along to the vet to see what he thinks!
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