by lolabelle on 08 May 2010 - 15:05
I thought that as it would appear that a lot of people have never heard of it or at least seen it I would do a short film of Lola and publish it on You Tube - so anyone can have a look at what I believe are very classic signs of this problem. Note the 'flick' of the left hind foot before she places on the ground.
Would be grateful if anyone has any further info.
by hodie on 08 May 2010 - 16:05
by Talia on 10 May 2010 - 03:05
There is surgery, however in every case he has seen and done it has come back. There is some talk of the stem cells being injected into the area...but I do not know of any successful cases. It takes a good 5-6 months to see how much range of motion will actually be lost. My dog was in physical therapy day after it happened and that helped but scar tissue does what it does.
I know quite a few people with sport dogs, and a few police dogs that have delt with this. Do whatever you can to keep the scar tissue from forming, stretch your dog everyday, get him into physical therapy to give him the best shot.
good luck with your dog.
by lolabelle on 10 May 2010 - 17:05
I shall continue to post any info on this - for the benefit at least of anyone here in the UK who may have a similar situation and who are coming up against the lack of practical experience I have. My main concern is that Lola gets the best possible life with this. She is doing hydra therapy/physio and I am going to learn where/how to massage her leg. The good news is that I am the one worrying about this - she's as happy as Larry and it gives her no pain - and who cares if she walks with a strange gait she's still a gorgeous girl!