Cruitate (acl surgery) gone bad??
I recently had a 18 month old Grady pup that had cruitate surgery. It was a small tear and the vet in Memphis suggested a tplo surgery. After talking to a few people that all suggested I go to Birmingham to a vet that is very good at this surgery, I decided that it would be worth the extra 1000.00 to have it done in Memphis. Time, fuel, etc..
Surgery was complete, she had to remain in a crate for 6 weeks. 2 days prior to the 6 week checkup she started hobbling real bad. I took her in and they x rayed and said her fibula was broke. Said she must have done it jumping, etc. the dog has been in a crate and only out 4 times a day to go to the restroom on a 2'lead. She also had infection setting in from the plates they screwed to the bones. This was not the vet tht performed the surgery, but another vet in his office.
So now another 4 weeks in the crate. Went back today for checkup and now I'm being told that the plate is what caused the fibula to break, and they will need to remove the plates screwed to the leg in a couple weeks. Now more crate time/down time from training. Oh and not to mention the 4000.00 for what????
And also the plates apparently moved, and everything is heeling, BUT THE LEG IS NOT PROPERLY ALIGNED. So after the plates are remover we will need to do more surgeries to properly align the leg.
The X-rays 4 weeks ago showed the leg not lined up properly and nothing was mentioned at this time. They even acted like it was my fault she broke the fibula. Now he's saying it was due to the plate, it will have to be removed, and more surgeries.
I feel like this is BS, and should not have happened. Or at least at the 6 week checkup, been told that the plate caused it and the leg was not lined up instead of like everything was good. I have never been through this I would appreciate some thoughts from anyone on how to handle this without getting myself into trouble.