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    Like owner like dog.

    Ask mentioned I've broken my foot. http://www.dogwalkbloggs.com/showthr...or-Sam-s-walks

    I also mentioned that Sam has been limping a bit too. Well after a weeks rest she still not right. So it is more rest on the couch and some X-rays on Monday to see what's up with her back right knee.



    Hopefully nothing too serious. At least the timing is right if she needs an extended rest.
    John

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    The X rays show a small rupture in her cruciate ligament. We are seeing a specialist on Monday to see if an operation is appropriate. Apparently it is a more robust repair if she gets surgery.

    We are both getting a bit stir crazy and we still have weeks / months to go yet.
    John

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    Well took Sam to the specialist this morning. They confirmed the cruciate ligament diagnosis. I was relieved to hear that the running would not have been a contributory factor and this was going to be an issue for Sam whatever. they have recommended TPLO (Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy) surgery http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibial-...ling_osteotomy

    It sounded quite extreme but by all accounts this is the most robust and successful surgery for the condition. It actually removes the ligament and the need for it.

    Sam is getting more X-rays today then the operation tomorrow morning. I will get her back on Wednesday at which time she should be walking pretty much as well as she is now but on as complete rest as possible for two weeks. Toilet breaks for another 3 weeks and then building up from there. She should be back to full capability in three months, just in time for summer.

    The only issue on the horizon is that there is a strong possibility that in the long run she will need this done on her left leg too but we will cross that bridge when we come to it.
    John

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    That's me heard from the vet. The operation all went to plan. The ligament was ruptured and has been removed. Her cartilage was fine and all is on track for her coming home tomorrow. So then the recovery proper begins.
    John

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    Poor lass, looks like she is genetically predisposed for her cruciate ligaments to rupture so you've probably taken the right decision to have the operation as it may well have re-ruptured (?) had you decided to take the long rest alternative ....
    The TPLO sounds complicated but looks to give excellent results so Sam has every chance of making a full recovery & finding her former athletic prowess.........she'll have all summer to get back into shape, ready to jump those straw bales in the autumn.

    I'm sure you'll be much happier once she's back with you, fingers crossed she can come home tommorrow.

    Really pleased everything has gone well with the op & thanks for the update.
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    Glad alls gone well poor Sam, came here after seeing pic of her taped up on face book hope your both well again soon

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    I'm sure we will both be fine soon enough. You and Sam will be able to compare ironwork the next time you see here

    More details of her recovery here http://www.dogwalkbloggs.com/showthr...covery-Day-One
    John

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