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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Dog had a acl fixed and hes lipping bad its been 4 month

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dog had a acl fixed and hes lipping bad its been 4 month
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 8 months ago.

This is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this.... I am certified in canine rehab so I deal with ACL issues all the time. Are you available for chat?

Expert:  Dr B replied 8 months ago.

Ok, since I ma not hearing from you I will allow another expert to assist you. Sincerely, DRB

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Pronounced limping 4 months after ACL surgery isn't normal. Buster's surgeon needs to recheck Buster to see if post-operative infection or surgical failure leaving Buster's stifle joint unstable exists. I would expect repeat X-rays to be performed in order to better understand the health of that joint. Relying on antiinflammatory and/or analgesic drugs to normalize Buster at this time isn't appropriate.