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Hi, I have a beautiful 2 and a half year old cattlexcollie Sasha. A year ago she had a very expensive TTO surgery to repair torn ACL in her right back leg followed by the same surgery in her back left leg within 7 weeks. Her left knee recovered but her right one never did. She still limps on it, some days are worse than other. We took her back and they opened her knee up again thinking she had ruptured her meniscus but they found no damage. Apparently the knee joint appears fine with only mild arthritis! They sent her home and pretty much gave up on her saying they didn't know what is wrong with her. I'm about to take her to a different vet specialist but just wanted to know if anyone out there has had a similar thing happen to their dog and if they eventually figured what was wrong with it. Feel very sorry for my puppy who hasn't been able to enjoy long walks and dog park for a long time:((
 

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I don't have any experience yet, but may have to have this surgery done on my doggy down the line so I'd be interested to see what other people have to say. All I can do is send well-wishes!
 

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I had a dog have surgery on both legs, ruptured cruciates. One had to be repaired but not due to limping but due to irritation. Once healed I swam him in my neighbors pool to help build the muscle....Months later he walked around with no problems.

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Dear god, Lynne... that suture line is completely open on his left leg!?
 

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Dear god, Lynne... that suture line is completely open on his left leg!?
Yep, this happened even with constant care, paper plate collar and confinement. After his second surgery to repair he got a bucket collar so there was zero way he could get to it. He was only 9 mons old and because of politics in the show world he was injured. He did heal fine but I never took him back in the ring.
 

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One of my dogs has knee issues - most likely an old injury with partially torn ACL and arthritis (+osteophytes). I had discussed surgery with the orthopedic surgeon, but opted against it in the end. She is now on joint supplements (MSM, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine), and gets a tramadol when she seems painful after excercise / hikes and such.
I don't let her jump, but will let her run and play to keep her sane.
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To the OP- did they re-xray the leg he's limping on? Did they do hip xrays at the time of surgery to rule out concurrent hip dysplasia?

Your dog is going to have arthritis undoubtedly but not that quickly and that severe so soon. He should also be on a glucosamine/chondroitin supplement for life.
 
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