emilyfalk Posted December 29, 2011 Report Share Posted December 29, 2011 I am interested in taking an informal survey of those who have dogs that have been diagnosed with this condition, or even those who may know of dogs that have been afflicted. My own 6yo underwent surgical repair 3 years ago for unilateral MSI. At the time, her surgeon reported to me that he had performed the arthroscopic procedure on over 400 other border collies; dogs that were both working and performance dogs. As a vet who is interested in orthopedics and sports medicine, and who is pursuing advanced certification in canine rehabilitation therapy, I am curious to hear more about these other 399 dogs. To date, I have heard of only one other border collie to be definitively diagnosed and repaired. If you have an affected dog, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. What was your dog’s activity (stockwork, agility, flyball, etc.)? How was your dog diagnosed? What was the severity? What treatment was pursued (if surgical – radiofrequency vs. Tightrope; if conservative, rehab regimen)? Any concurrent medical conditions (elbows, hips, other shoulder pathology)? And who did you work with? Please feel free to reply privately, as I am not looking to discuss the particular merits or shortcomings of individual surgeons publicly on the forum. Thanks in advance, Emily Falk Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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