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Old 11-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need opinion on surgery/therapy for torn ACL

Ari- my 2 year old boxer has a torn ACL. The vet said based on how loose the movement is that it is most likely torn all the way vs just a slight tear. He did a laser therapy treatment today and would like us to come back for 5 more to see if it helps. If not he is recommending surgery. He did say the more extensive surgery (tplo) would not be necessary because of Ari's weight (55lbs) and health.

I searched some of the forums and no one really had experience or knowledge on the actual surgery or laser treatment. With Ari being so young I want to get it fixed but don't know what route to go. Or if there are other alternatives like vitamin etc that may help.

Any past experiences or advice would help. Thanks so much!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a great website that I recommend you read.

Dog ACL Injury-- Is Surgery Really Needed?
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