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Luxating Patella Surgery Pre and Post Op Questions
  • SkylerpaxSkylerpax
    Posts: 61
    Our little Safari's LP was upgraded to a grade 3 today and My wife and I are thanking out lucky stars we saved for it. I know that it's the best thing for her and I'm excited to improve her quality of life. I have some questions for those that have gone through this procedure before. 1) What are some things I can do to make her life more comfortable before the surgery? We have her on a glucosamine supplement that she gets twice a day, but is there anything else we can do? 2) how quick did your kiddo return to normal behavior after the procedure? 3) What should I be expecting with her knee after the surgery? Will she be putting full weight back on her leg again? Haha as you can see I'm a very protective father and want the best for my little girl and want someone to qualm a little bit of my anxiety. Thanks for your help.
    Post edited by sunyata at 2012-08-09 09:08:03
  • sunyatasunyata
    Posts: 8250
    You might try using the 'Advanced Search' option at the top of the forum and search for 'Patella'. This will provide you with most if not all of the information you are looking for.

    Here are some threads for starters:
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/3096/luxating-patella-surgery-for-daisy-recovery-day-1/p1
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/7437/activities-for-shibas-with-luxating-patella/p1
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/6999/luxating-patella-on-my-6-month-old-shiba/p1
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/3401/luxating-patella/p1
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/7185/going-under-the-knife.../p1

    Feel free to pick a thread that is most relevant to your questions and post there if the results of your search does not provide you with enough information.

    But in order to keep the forum neater and make things easier to search for other members, I am going to close this thread, as there are dozens of other LP threads on the forum.

    Thank you,
    -Casey
    Bella 2Mountains 2Nola 2
    Casey, with Bella and Nola, hanging out in the mountains of Virginia.
    I Wander, I Ride
    Post edited by sunyata at 2012-07-19 16:23:14
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