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 Post subject: Torn ligament in knee
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:59 pm 
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It has been a long time since I have been on the forum, semi retired in June, so where is all the extra time? I am writing about Joslyn, my now 10 year old chocolate Cocker. She was chasing a ball in the yard, and next thing I knew she had her left rear leg pulled up and was obviously in pain. The vet examined her and found she has torn her anterior cruciate ligament. Surgery is scheduled Nov. 1st. Has this happened to other Cockers out there? What can I expect?

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 Post subject: Re: Torn ligament in knee
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:19 pm 
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Hi. I had three torn ACL here at home. All have recovered and it is like nothing had ever happened. Just make sure your pup has a lot of rest and in a couple of weeks things will start getting normal again. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Torn ligament in knee
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My cocker was about the same age when she was chasing a crow out of the back yard and she did the same. She seemed to recover from it quickly, but then one night while on our walk, she just sat down a few houses away and I had to carry her home. She had the surgery with typical 6 weeks to fully recover. As soon as we were back to our normal walks, the other knew went and surgery was necessary again.

Good thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery. Let us know how she is doing.

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 Post subject: Torn ligament in knee
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:31 am 
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Our Lacey, now 13 1/2, tore her ACL, twice.

Both times with rest for about six weeks, her ACL repaired on their own WITHOUT surgery.

These happened when she was about six, within about six months.

Now we give Lacey two Ligaplex II pills every day.

At 13 1/2, she moves up the stairs and jumps like she's nine.

I would vote for not doing surgery, but resting for the next six weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Torn ligament in knee
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:44 am 
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Thank you for the information. The Vet warned me that it isn't uncommon for the other knee to blow after the first does. This sweet dog has had more than her share of problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Torn ligament in knee
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My Holly tore hers and rested for 6 weeks(crate) then she had to have the surgery anyway. Never was the same. This happened when she was 11 years. Check with the vet the grade of the tore and what to do. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Torn ligament in knee
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:34 am 
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Our boy had it done on one leg I believe when he was about 8. He jumped off a bed. Since ligaments do not heal on their own unless they are completely torn sometimes the dr will elect to wait until it gets worse if they are getting along ok. We needed the surgery sooner than later because while we were waiting his back took the brunt of it. After the surgery we brought him home and of course he rested for a few days because of the pain meds. Because they can't exactly put pressure on the foot of the leg they had the surgery on the first thing they will do is start to toe tap on that foot slightly until they can actually fully stand on it. To help assist our dog we got an exercise band and put it under his belly to help support him and help him walk during that time. Just make sure they can pee and the band doesn't cover that area up. He loved the TLC help with the assistance walking. We had an issue though with the hardware on the first surgery. He rejected it so we had to have it removed after about a year. I would say probably within a year after that his other leg had the same issue. Luckily we didn't have the same issue with the hardware on the second surgery. He still ran and jumped after he was completely healed and better than ever.


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