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|05-30-2012, 11:27 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Johns, MI
My 3 year old Lexie has been having problems again. She had a minor surgery to try and repair it but that didn't work she is having more problems than ever it seems. I'm looking for a reasonably priced orthopedic surgeon that can help me out. I'm not sure if any would be able to do a payment plan since sometimes it is really pricey. Only one knee is bad so it wouldn't be both of them obviously. If anyone has any recommendations that would be great. I live close to Lansing, but I do work in Lansing.
|06-09-2012, 10:10 AM||#2|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
See an ortho specialist and use the search above to find the many, many, threads on YT about this.
The Above advice/comments/reviews are my personal opinions based on my own experience/education/investigation and research and you can take them any way you want to......Or NOT!!!
|06-09-2012, 02:08 PM||#3|
My hairy-legged girls
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: lompoc, ca.
The same thing happen to my Zada and when I took her to the orthopedic doctor to have her operated on again, he found that the Vet. didn't deepen the groove. I'll never let a regular Vet. do any specialized operation on any of my girls again.
As far as finding a very good specialist, my suggestion would be to call Dr. Bruecker at VSMG and ask him for a reference in your area. He could possibly know of one since he goes all over the country teaching his own technique. His number is 805-339-2290 and he own this hospital. Here is some information on him. Doctors | Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group (VMSG)
AZRAEL RAZAEL JILLI ANN
|06-09-2012, 02:52 PM||#4|
Resident Yorkie Nut Donating YT 20K Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
To find a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist go to:
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
You can apply for Care Credit at:
CareCredit Healthcare Finance - Payment Plans and Financing for Cosmetic Surgery, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Veterinary & Other Medical Procedures Most surgeons accept Care Credit and the payment plans are usually reasonable in terms of interest rate.
The surgery is not cheap if done by a specialist, but in the long run your pup will be fixed! I have seen many people let general vets do this surgery and end up spending more in the long run because it fails.
Here are some links about luxating patella that may be of help :
ACVS - Health Conditions
Yorkie Haven Rescue - Patellar Luxation Info
|06-09-2012, 03:11 PM||#5|
And Rylee Finnegan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Dr. Degner at MVS would be a good choice.
If money is a factor, there is a general vet less than two hours from you that does ortho surgery. He is an acquaitence of mine. Very gifted surgeon. This vet is NOT board certified and
i have never asked if they do LP. They do CCL tears.
has your vet given you a referral? It might be best to just have it done at MSU. You are right there and they seem to have very competiive pricing.
Crystal, Ellie May (RIP), Rylee Finnegan, and Gracie Boo🐶