Category: Surgery

A Picture of Two Dogs Playing After Ligament Surgery

How to Prevent Your Dog from Tearing the Good Knee Ligament After Surgery

Here’s How to Prevent Your Dog from Tearing the Good Knee Ligament After Surgery Nothing can be more frustrating and depressing than having surgery on your dog’s knee, paying a lot of money, going through the rehab and ending up exactly where you started. Unfortunately, this situation is fairly common. So how do you prevent your dog from tearing the “good” knee ligament after surgery? The following scenario is typical in my practice. Your dog has cruciate ligament disease with the recommended treatment being surgery. You are trying to decide what to do! You ask yourself: What surgical technique is

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Happy Dog After Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Cruciate Ligament: Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs

Why Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs is So Important Following a major surgery such as Cruciate Ligament Surgery,  physical therapy helps put your dog back to his old self fast. A post-surgery rehabilitation protocol ensures that your dog heals properly and achieves the maximum range of motion and flexibility possible. Oftentimes, aggressive post-surgical rehab makes the difference in whether or not surgery is successful. Video Showing Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs: Cruciate Ligament Surgery The video below shows you how to perform post-surgery rehabilitation exercises for a dog recovering from Cruciate Ligament Surgery. Therapy exercises should be started 24 hours

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What to Expect in a Dog Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Dog Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery: Why Would a Dog Need this Surgery? Cranial Cruciate Ligament damage is a rip or tear of one of the cruciate ligaments.  It is usually the result of slow, subtle degeneration of the ligament that has been taking place from within rather than being the result of an injury to a previously healthy ligament. The cruciate ligaments located within the knee in an “X” pattern that connects the femur (“thigh bone”) to the tibia (“shin bone”). The cranial cruciate ligament’s function is to stabilize the tibia and keep it from sliding out of position, hyperextending, and

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Neurectomy Surgery Behind-the-Scene

 What is Neurectomy Surgery? Neurectomy surgery is one of the treatments for navicular disease. Navicular disease is a degenerative disease of a horse’s heel. Other names for neurectomy are: Nerving Palmer digital neurectomy Posterior digital neurectomy. It is a surgical procedure where the surgeon cuts or removes a portion of the nerve supply to the horse’s foot. Oftentimes, we use neurectomy surgery as a last resort for relieving heel pain. Watch Surgical Horse Neurectomy on Youtube. Will a Neurectomy Help My Horse? Maybe. Experience shows neurectomy is often more successful in younger horses. Most importantly, you need to understand the

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