Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    28

    DefaultBad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    Nemo's cruciate ligament implant did indeed fail. He has drawer sign once again, which is why his limping was more pronounced. I ruled out a TPLO at this point, but we either do 6 more months of steady exercise, trying to build muscle and scar tissue up to stabilize the joint, or we go through the whole surgical process again and put in new implants. Arghhh....Not a happy day.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    tootsiesmom is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    2,242

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    I am so sorry

  4. #3
    Mel
    Mel is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,846

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    So sorry for your beautiful boy. Good luck, whichever way you go.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    314

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    I'm so sorry. Good luck to you and Nemo!

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    257

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    I repeated my boy's surgery right away because they tend to favor the other leg which can lead to the rupture of that acl which can happen anywhere from 50-70% of the time I've read.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    28

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    Quote Originally Posted by FieldLabLover
    I repeated my boy's surgery right away because they tend to favor the other leg which can lead to the rupture of that acl which can happen anywhere from 50-70% of the time I've read.
    Yes. I have pretty much resigned myself to the second surgery, so the scar tissue will form around a tight joint rather than a loose one. I am also starting to save up money for the other leg, as I was told the same thing...50% chance it will go too. Great. Just great. ;-P

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,514

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    Poor Nemo! Good luck and I hope everything works out!

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    18

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    Poor boy ... will be sending you positive thoughts. Good luck!

  11. #9
    SandieF Guest

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    Frodo went in today for his TPLO, this is not a post that makes me feel better. :'(

    How's Nemo doing now?

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    9,503

    DefaultRe: Bad news from the vet re: Nemo's knee:

    Wondering also how Nemo is doing.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25