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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 04:25:22 PM »
I had the first Sporting Breed the TPLO was ever done on.  The technology has come a long way since then.  The Technic was developed by Dr. Barclay Slocum.  My GSP blew hers out at ten months of age another Vet friend of mine who has since retired (Dr. Slocum has passed) arraigned to have this procedure done for me.  It was much more expensive then then now.  Through proper Rehab. mainly swimming.  Ardi went on to a outstanding field trial career, She became a AKC Field Champion / Amateur Field Champion, Canadian Field Trial Champion / Amatuer Field Trial Champion and won the 1998 Canadian National Chukar Championship.  She also had a outstanding Hunting Career until she retired at 13 years.

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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 05:31:40 PM »
Common injury for sure. May want to check east side surgeons as well for TPLO. Spokane or WSU
May be worth a road trip. Drop the dog off for surgery, take the wife out for a nice weekend and still have gas money  for hunting season .......
Seems the west side surgeons realize their clients won't travel???

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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2018, 07:01:11 PM »
While I didn't have my dog have torn ACL's in both leg he is into the 11 month of recovery for one leg. My vet suggested a vet in Wenatchee for the TPO surgery. I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out. He does have a little atrophy but that's expected. We were pretty strict on his progress for his recovery. He is a pretty tough dog and before and after surgery has done some pretty extreme hiking. Good luck with your dog just going to have to baby him for a while which is tough to do but in the long run its worth it.

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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2018, 07:32:37 PM »
Wife says its around $3500+ at her place of employment.  The Doctor is a mobile specialist. He is very good.  Just a heads up for any looking for good care from certified Vet hospital. :tup:
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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 07:47:41 PM »
I was wondering if you looked into the lateral sling procedure. My lab tore his tendon last year during hunting season and I researched the Tplo and decided to do the lateral sling instead. If you are interested in more info let me know.

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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 07:50:03 PM »
Never mind I should have read your entire post. Hope all goes well .

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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 06:19:11 AM »
Wow, how did she injure them?


just running..

Ouch. My 5 year old goes balls out all the time and it scares me. I watch her jumping sage brush, downed logs etc and I just pray she doesn't hurt herself. She is a dog though so can't really hold them back. Keep up posted and good luck!

Thanks, yea my 8 year old (injured) was balls out all the time and I have a young 3 year old she MUST out perform. I have 3 pointers and she was my range girl. out 2-300yds and hold points for me to catch up, others in closer kind of zones they work. She, once healed, is smart enough to be talked into close in work and create a new tight zone of range around me, but that is still 1 more successful surgery away!   She I think had injured one leg a couple years ago, maybe I saw thought she was just lame, no yipping ... when the second leg went , she was chasing the puppy around my yard and was very vocal in pain. I am +3 days now and she is responding incredibly well IMO.
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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 06:33:55 AM »
I will tell you this before my dog tore his after a hard day of hiking when we got home he would limp. I would give him a half or a full tablet of Rhymadal(sp) and he would be good to go the next day. Well then last year we were hiking in the snow and got back and he was limping and continued to limp for days so we took him in to find out it was torn. The vet said sometimes it can be immediate and sometimes it gradually gets worse. 

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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2018, 10:46:36 PM »
Dr Akers in Sun Valley is the only choice in my opinion. Hands down the choice for anyone who wants a complete rehab with the most performance based experience. Also, a few thousand dollars less than others who claim better results. He made the real developments in the surgeries which benefit the long term recovery.
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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2018, 06:41:44 AM »
Ya you put the dog in a crate that is just big enough and leave it there for 8-12 weeks. It's torture.

yes tough on the dogs for sure, but the alternative is worse..... she very much understands what is happening.. has an ortho bed and camps when I am home...
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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2018, 10:03:43 PM »
They should be  up and feeling good days after. Again, Dr. Akers sun valley is the guy . He developed the surgery and technology. If your vet says he didn't they are a dumb dumb.
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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2018, 10:17:06 PM »
Dr. Brown at Raintree Vet Hospital in Hoquiam did my dog's TPLO for $2900 for one leg.  I am VERY happy with the results.  All follow up visits were included in the cost.  Dr. Brown learned the procedure from Dr. Akers directly.
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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2018, 07:23:39 AM »
Dr Akers is the best. He did two on my dog about six years apart on different legs. You don't have to crate them for 12 weeks just limit there mobility for 2 months. I was walking her on leash the next day and she was putting a little wait on it already. Zero complaints on Akers and he was half price of the Seattle vets who had only done a couple hundred of the procedures if that. Akers was around 10,000 surgeries if I remember right.

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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2018, 08:15:08 AM »
Had to do the same tthing to my lab. Watch out for round river rock.

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Re: Dog torn ACL's
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2018, 04:03:03 PM »
...vets who had only done a couple hundred of the procedures if that. Akers was around 10,000 surgeries if I remember right.
Gosh that's a lot of torn ACL's!  Guess I've been fortunate with my Labs.

 

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