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Old 08-18-2015, 11:18 PM
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Yea I was considering getting one of those 3-4ft cheap pools that you see at target or Walmart ,but with my luck as soon as i put it up ,it will start to snow ...lol
But yea I've been told physical therapy is important ,some say to start 48hrs after surgery
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:26 PM
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48hrs might be too early, everyone animal or human heal differently but no one knows your dog better than you just monitor.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:35 PM
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48hrs might be too early, everyone animal or human heal differently but no one knows your dog better than you just monitor.
Yep that's true, I just need to stop reading everything on the internet it can make you go nuts!
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:46 AM
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Best of luck Kres. Nothing but the best for your buddy.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:58 AM
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I was going to call and go over it but maybe if I post it will help others. Yes there are three different surgical options to repair a ruptured ACL in dogs. The TPLO, TTA and lateral suture technique. I have assisted in both TTAs and TPLOs. I personally do the lateral suture. I have done it on all size dogs. 10 pounds up to 100+ pounds. Yes this procedure is reserved for dogs under 40-50 pounds. I do it on larger dogs due to finances. I always 100% recommend that they go see a boarded surgeon and have either the TPLO or TTA done. I like the TPLO personally but it's surgeons preference.

Since you have insurance (trupanion? based on the 90% coverage) then i would tell you to go to the specialist to have it done. This is the bread and butter of what they do. 90% of their day to day procedures. Your in Astoria so which specialist would you be going to?

The recovery time is very important. I am sitting for my exam in December to get my certification in canine rehabilitation. The TTA and TPLO are going to get you back to full function quicker. The lateral suture can take up to 6 months.
If you like after the surgery I can design a rehab plan for you. At first I would wait and take the advise of your surgeon. I start my rehab on my lateral suture right away but it's best to go by your doctor.

If you would like I'm in Garden City/ New Hyde Park Long Island and would be happy to look at your pup for you.

Since the lateral suture is costing you $4,000 there isn't going to be a huge difference in price especially since your getting 90% back.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:50 AM
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I was going to call and go over it but maybe if I post it will help others. Yes there are three different surgical options to repair a ruptured ACL in dogs. The TPLO, TTA and lateral suture technique. I have assisted in both TTAs and TPLOs. I personally do the lateral suture. I have done it on all size dogs. 10 pounds up to 100+ pounds. Yes this procedure is reserved for dogs under 40-50 pounds. I do it on larger dogs due to finances. I always 100% recommend that they go see a boarded surgeon and have either the TPLO or TTA done. I like the TPLO personally but it's surgeons preference.

Since you have insurance (trupanion? based on the 90% coverage) then i would tell you to go to the specialist to have it done. This is the bread and butter of what they do. 90% of their day to day procedures. Your in Astoria so which specialist would you be going to?

The recovery time is very important. I am sitting for my exam in December to get my certification in canine rehabilitation. The TTA and TPLO are going to get you back to full function quicker. The lateral suture can take up to 6 months.
If you like after the surgery I can design a rehab plan for you. At first I would wait and take the advise of your surgeon. I start my rehab on my lateral suture right away but it's best to go by your doctor.

If you would like I'm in Garden City/ New Hyde Park Long Island and would be happy to look at your pup for you.

Since the lateral suture is costing you $4,000 there isn't going to be a huge difference in price especially since your getting 90% back.
Sent you a private message if you can give me a call
Thanks
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:30 AM
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Yep that's true, I just need to stop reading everything on the internet it can make you go nuts!
Thats why you should stick to watching porn and get a cat

Reading is so 2014. Good luck with everything!
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:45 AM
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my lab had it done 4 yrs ago on the right knee. a short time later the left blew out. they said its common cause they put more weight on the good leg.
the procedure he had, they split the bone and put a wedge in it to prevent the upper bone from sliding down.
i take him hiking 2-3 times a week but he's not the same. he used to do 3 miles easy but no more, but then he is 10 yrs old. he cant jump in my truck after the procedure, i have to lift him up. the vet said its very common in labs.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:26 PM
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Definitely get a second opinion. I had the same diagnosis for my Australian Shepard, turns out he didn't need the surgery it was a bad diagnosis thank god because hes cost me enough in vet bills. Good luck with your dog, sorry to hear.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:16 PM
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Hope your pup recovers! Good luck. It must be tough to see it in pain. Let us know what happens.
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