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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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My dog had an acl repair and I was careless and she jumped

Customer Question

My dog had an acl repair and I was careless and she jumped off the couch and I think she hurt it. We are in week five post surgery
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Asia she is 7
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Asia?
Customer: That's my only concern
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

A recheck with her surgeon needs to be scheduled promptly. Until she can be examined, she needs to be kennel rested and leash walked to be sure that no further injury occurs, just in case the implant is damaged. If you cannot get her in to see the surgeon in the next few days, she should be examined by your regular vet or an ER vet to determine what needs to happen from this point forward in her care. If this is just tender, they may prescribe NSAIDs and pain meds and if the implant is damaged they will likely recommend a surgical approach.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She is going to see the surgeon tomorrow, I have her resting now she is able to walk on it but I can tell she is feeling discomfort.What are the signs and symptoms of implant damage
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

It depends on the severity but many dogs will go back to the same symptoms as before, avoiding usage of the leg, limping, discomfort, etc. The discomfort may simply be due to a rough landing post-surgery but it could also be due to a more pressing conceern such as the implant damage. There's no way to be sure at home and they may need to sedate her tomorrow to check her knee for laxity. Ideally, the dog will be completely relaxed and not hindering efforts to palpate the area but many are so tender that moving the leg around even gently is too much for them to handle without sedation.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Checking in. How is Asia?