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Is it possible for a dog to have torn tendons in the shoulder and be able to return to Field Trials. My dog had a biceps tendon repaired/released prognosis is 100% he also had a very small tear in the subscapularis tendon that was repaired , the DR has performed this sugery with great success on house dogs and one retired Field Trial dog but no experience with an active FT dog.
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Were they able to use a scope for repair or did they have to open him up? What is the expected recovery time? I ask because I"m dealing the same injury or an elbow problem with my young dog. We haven't got to the CT scan yet. The vets recommended a rehab schedule before taking that step. It's been 10 weeks and I'm still seeing lameness.
 
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They used a scope, its been less than a week and his limp is almost gone. He said the biceps tendon was not a problem releasing it would relieve the pain (I've had the same surgery on my hands and elbows) the one he was more concerned with was the small tear in the subscapularis tendon guess thats similar to a rotator cuff . He cut , and shrunk it. He has performed this surgery a lot with great success but never on active FT dog. I have to keep him caged for at least a month only out to potty on a leash, (boy is that fun) than he can be in a small room with no furniture for another month. NO running, Jumping or playing I would go the scope route if they do an MRI its going to cost you a lot of money than they will probably operate using the scope . They took X rays first didn't show much since its soft tissue.
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Sounds like exact same thing I've going through. He spent 6 weeks in a crate or on a leash before we introduced short walks on lead and water work. Half that time he needed seditives to help with the pent up energy. Hoping the best for you.
 
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We never rested that long, prior to surgery he would work all day and never show any pain than a limp that was always better the next day or two. A few weeks ago we went for a walk on our canal my husband threw the dummy and cast him into the water he let out a yelp. Thank Goodness for seditives, for him and me :D
 

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My training buddy's dog had shoulder work in Jan. not sure exactly what they did but it was a major incision. She was in a crate for 6 weeks but he had to do daily physical therapy with her, then leash walk then light working, now she is 100%, back passing master test and looks great. She received the injury while pheasant hunting, she is 4 years old now.
 
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