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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a couple questions to see if I can better assess your issue.
Was it both rear limbs that were bandage, or just the one?
Does it seem like there is muscle lose in either rear limb?
Did your vet get x-rays of the legs before saying he was healed?
Thanks for the information. There is no reason that he should have so many problems in the rear limbs. I would make sure that an x-ray of the knee was done to fully assess it. If there is still an issue with a pin, infection, fracture or arthritic changes; that should be noted on the x-ray. I would also be concerned about muscle loss in that limb if it was immobilized for a while. If there was significant enough muscle loss to cause weakness, you would should notice it. I definitely think something is not right here if he is that weak on the rear limbs. I would get him back to your vet to re-evaluate or seek a second opinion from another vet in the area. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Well, it depends. If they suspect that he has a herniated disk at L5, and he still cannot walk, surgery to relieve the compression on the spinal cord may be necessary. If he is walking better, then continued pain medication and strict rest would be necessary. A combination of an anti-inflammatory, a central pain blocker and a muscle relaxer helps if there is just a bulging disk, a soft tissue injury or some other issue with the vertebra. If they think the inflammation may be more related to an infection, then antibiotics would be needed. Hope this helps.