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Harry had is op on knee cap and ligament yesterday.

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Harry had is op on knee cap and ligament yesterday. I know it will be a while before he is a hundred percent. Will each day be a little easier for him?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi there,

 

Welcome to Just Answer. I am here to help you out.

 

Do you know the name of the surgery ? or even what it accomplished?

 

Was it possibly a a surgical correction for medial patellar luxation (where the knee cap slides to the side?)

 

How big was the incision ?

 

Thanks -- no charge for info requests

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