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|01-28-2020, 08:01 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Arlington , VA , USA
Luxating Patella 3rd time/ orthopedic recommendation in DC area
Hi all. So my baby has had 2 surgeries on the same left back knee for LP. Her surgeon was ACVS approved/board certified & highly recommended in the area but unfortunately 6 months after her first surgery the knee was luxating again. I took her to another doctor for second opinion who assured me that it happens & to allow her surgeon to go back and tighten up the area. So He performed surgery #2 and 8 months later here we are again, knee is pooped out and sheís limping or holding it up 99% if the day. Her surgeon claims she has an anatomical deformity preventing the knee from staying in place and doesnít recommend surgery again. Sheís only 2.5 yrs old and 5lbs so I donít want her to have to go through that again either but I also want her to be able to walk on all 4s & not develop arthritis. Iím going to look for a third doctor just to get insight on options. Anyone live in Virginia, Maryland, or DC area that could recommend a good orthopedic doc? Anyone been through multiple LP surgeries on sane knee? So sad for her. Yet she seems to not be in pain and still enjoys her walks and playing but bothers me to see her limping or galloping or hopping on all threes. Thanks!
|01-28-2020, 10:12 AM||#2|
Yorkie mom of 4
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: LaPlata, Md
Was she on crate rest for 8 weeks after the surgery? I have never heard of needing to keep doing surgeries on a knee that many times unless something happens in recovery. I have used an awesome surgeon at MASH in Huntingtown Md but thatís probably way to far. I hope you can figure everything out. Please keep us updated.
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|02-04-2020, 01:37 PM||#3|
Resident Yorkie Nut Donating YT 20K Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2006