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      another o no ?

      chili had surgery as pup on knee...and doc scoped it said all was great ...very minor or whatnot...

      fastforward 3years and chili starting to favor a leg getting up after naps....and maybe a few hobbles every know and then...still walks his daily 2x a day and always plays...yes he gets his cosequins and massages and baby'in...probably too much babyin ...

      I just dont want to go back to vet cause I think its back under knife...even tho I have $$$/insurance...I dont see any pain...just a limp/favoring of leg know and then...

      I already know the answer....just wondering....


      I dont want another surgery is all....gotta call my friend....
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      ok feel a bit relieved. friend said 1st surgeon should of fixed any bone defects and 2nd surgery usually not necessary. add fish oil. usually elbows fixed in 1st surgery and then managed...so I am happier...but problem still here...forget dose of fish oil, but my cosequin was way low....by pound/mg...

      Im just talking a limp or two, he goes on long walks 2 adays....maybe i need to give him a summer break.

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      Just about every time I've told my Vet about a limp the first thing suggested was rest for two weeks. At the very least, short leashed walks to prevent wild tearing around.

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      I'd add supplements and modify his activity (no jumping and rough playing with other dogs). Rest him for a couple of days and see if the limp persists. If it does, I'd probably go back for x-rays.

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      Same knee that had surgery? Which correction surgery was done on the knee? Did they leave the meniscus?

      Agree with the above, i'd do 100% crate rest for 7-10 days min then see. It could just be something that works itself out. Another option is a bit of rehab after the rest.

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      Also, not all supplements work for all dogs. We tried a ton of different ones on Maddy who had ED surgery in both elbows. In the end, Canine Hylasport worked the best for her. So if you are still seeing some limping, you may want to try a different supplement. Glucosamine should be about 1000 mg a day, same with chondroitin. MSM can go up to about 2000 mg a day. And hyaluronic acid seems to help a lot too. So make sure the supplement you are giving, gives enough of the supplements you need. Fish oil is good too, just make sure it's a good quality.
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      Anytime there has been surgical intervention to a joint, or even just an injury of some sort, there is a strong possibility that the dog (or human) will eventually develop arthritis in that joint, so while this could easily be a minor tweak that responds to rest, it could also be the very beginnings of that process. Unfortunately there is no surgical correction for that - just management such as maintaining a healthy (on the slim side) weight, supplements and eventually pain medication. Sometimes people use cold laser or acupuncture as well.

      Hoping for your boy that it’s just a minor tweak rather than arthritis setting in so early.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tanya View Post
      Same knee that had surgery? Which correction surgery was done on the knee? Did they leave the meniscus?

      Agree with the above, i'd do 100% crate rest for 7-10 days min then see. It could just be something that works itself out. Another option is a bit of rehab after the rest.
      I think it's the elbow, not the knee, if I recall correctly Chili had surgery on his elbow.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Berna View Post
      I think it's the elbow, not the knee, if I recall correctly Chili had surgery on his elbow.
      That's what I thought I remembered also but voodoo's first post says his knee.

      I agree with Annette47 that any joint that had some intervention, scoping, surgery, whatever, is more prone to arthritic changes with time. There's also not a lot of evidence that glucosamine does much for arthritis even though many vets, mine included, recommend it anyway. LEGS Glucosamine Study Sows Little Evidence of Real Benefit | The SkeptVet

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      ah yeah, i thought it was elbow but got confused by the mention of a knee

      I echo Annette and others mention of arthritis in a joint that's had surgery/injury.

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