I know this has been discussed on here in great length, and I've read through a bunch of archives about ACL injuries.
I came home Monday evening and when I let my 3yr old out, she was limping. I was immediatley worried because of the way she was holding it/wouldn't put any weight on it at all. Called vet and first available appt. was Thursday. Went to the vet and they confirmed she had an ACL tear. They refered me to a referal clinic to get the surgery done. I'm scheduled to have it done next Tuesday, but am trying to do all the research I can in the process to make sure I am making the best decision for her. I have insurance on her for just such a reason and have already contacted them. Sounds like everything should go smooth on that end. I live in southern MD about 45 miles south of Wash DC. I was wondering if anyone on here had any experience with injuries like this and knew of any top knotch centers in the area? She is a great retiever that is just hitting her prime. We were supposed to be leaving for North Dakota in less than 4 weeks (not happening now of course). I want to do everything possible to make sure the repair brings her back healthy where she can still be as active and hunt as hard as she did before. Thanks for any help.