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My 2 year old medium size yellow female will have her grade 2 luxating patella repaired next week. Question for those who have been through it. How has your dog done post repair? How sore did your dog appear after heavy activity? What limitations did you observe? Any long term observations?

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Had it done in your fare city two years ago on a 60# YML. Surgery was a complete success. No further problems including having the other knee break down which I was told to expect. Knee is now stronger than ever. Post op rehab is slow. Do not rush!! Crate dog and only air on leash for quit a while. If you have any questions, let me know.

My Vet is probably the best in your area for this. He has preformed thousands of these (very prevalent in small dogs). He has always had Labs for hunting and FT. Orthopedics is his specialty.

Good luck and GO SLOW.
 

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My 2 year old medium size yellow female will have her grade 2 luxating patella repaired next week. Question for those who have been through it. How has your dog done post repair? How sore did your dog appear after heavy activity? What limitations did you observe? Any long term observations?

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Okiehunter
My suggestion to have an orthopedic surgeon do your dogs patellas. I have seen waaayyy too many corrected by a GP that ended up needing thousands of dollars in surgical repair.

A team mate of mine on my search team had her dog done by a GP. Ended up spending another $5000 and 4 surgeries correcting that screw up, just to have the ACL rupture. Requiring another $3500 TPLO

The team mate that had it done by the ortho vet, had surgery once and dog never took another lame step.
 
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