MrSnappy Posted May 11, 2012 Report Share Posted May 11, 2012 I fear my Dexter has torn his ACL. He's non weight bearing on his hind leg. We're off to the vet to diagnose for sure, but in the meantime I'm doing everything I tell people not to do (panic) and making it worse (reading things that make me panic even more). Looking through stuff on the interwebz about how to perform the drawer test, and likelihood of success of returning to competition after surgery and such, I came across this article that tells us that TPLO is an essentially useless surgery and has no greater chance of recovery to the dog than conservative treatment. I lack the medical knowledge - and currently, the sane deductive power of reasoning - to form an opinion on its validity. Does anyone have any feedback / personal experience to share? This dog owner is very poor and cannot begin to fathom where I will come up with the $3500 to so TPLO if it comes to that, but will find the money if need be. But is it really pointless?? RDM Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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