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Had an accident (somehow with our dog sitter) and a 6 week old has a clean break on rear tibia. Emergency vet today(not a specialist) recommends surgery as a requirement. I have never had anything like this happen and am 600 miles away for a wedding... please help!!! He claimed it MUST be done tomorrow or Friday and if it is something I need to do will pull the trigger. Pup is in a splint now and I have a copy of the X-Ray in hand if anyone can give me a quick look-over, not sure how to post pics, please IM me with an email.

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Martin
 

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I've heard good things about Mike Bauer in Colorado Springs. He did some big stuff for a rescue dog I placed up there that was quite successful and I'm considering him for some ankle work on my FC. You can find him on google - I think the practice is Colorado Canine Orthopedics or something like that.

I have no direct, personal knowledge of him - I'm shopping too but my need isn't as immediate as yours.
 

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I've heard good things about Mike Bauer in Colorado Springs. He did some big stuff for a rescue dog I placed up there that was quite successful and I'm considering him for some ankle work on my FC. You can find him on google - I think the practice is Colorado Canine Orthopedics or something like that.

I have no direct, personal knowledge of him - I'm shopping too but my need isn't as immediate as yours.
www.canineortho.com/DrBauer.aspx
 

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Dr. Preston Stubbs in Denver area has successfully done surgery on several friend's dogs. 303-740-9595. Good luck.
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Thank you for all the help. We decided on an ortho in Littleton in which we have used their repro dept. and have confidence. The good news is after further review she found the break to the tibia to be clean, with 50% overlap and has concluded surgery will NOT be required!! Great news. The procedure will be to x-ray the splint as is now and make corrections to the "set" if necessary. This will then be re-visited via x-ray weekly for 3-weeks. With the young age and quickness of puppies growth, there should be no issues!! Huge relief.
 

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Which Ortho did you go to in Littleton? Deer Creek Animal Hosp in Littleton is very good as well as VRCC in Englewood. All the best to your pup.
 
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