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    Macys_Mom is offline Junior Member
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    QuestionNew here. Seaching for ACL surgery advice.

    I'm new here. Proud parent of a 7 yo black lab and 5 yo yellow lab. Love them to death!

    Recently the yellow lab, Macy (85 lbs.), chased a cat off the property and injured her ACL. Any advice? Surgeries? After care?
    I live in rural PA. Not the most cutting edge technology around. She's a mover and a shaker AND a real hard head. Hard to keep settled. She's been on Previcox for a week with rest and restrictions but not really any improvement.

    I'm thinking of Tightrope surgery with an ortho brace for support and to take load of the good leg????.... Or TPLO (but not sure if my vet does it). Have a call into him...

    Any advice? Also curious in the cost... use of slings, vitamins or sedatives.
    Last edited by Macys_Mom; 08-07-2014 at 12:32 PM. Reason: added more info

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    yellowbelly is offline Senior Member
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    I would see about a specialist, an you find someone in Philly, even if it's a drive? Tightrope surgeries can fail and you may have another operation in your future. I have done TPLO's and they've lasted...outlasted the dog in fact.

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    ZRabbits is offline Senior Member
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    University of PA Animal Hospital. Great facilities.

    University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

    Wishing you all the luck with your Macy. Hoping you call and get some great feedback for your baby.

    KAZ

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