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Dog diagnosed with cruciate ligament rupture cost £700-1000 for surgery. Present insurance wont pay because it was disgnosed with 14days of policy starting. Can this condition be self managed with my care and ie will the repair heal naturally. Cameron

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

LLompin on hind leg

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

Left back leg

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. What is the dog's name and age?

Benji 3 years 6 months

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am sorry to hear Benji has a torn cruciate ligament.

How large a dog is he?

These ligaments do not heal once they tear. Scar tissue does build up, but that leads to instability in the joint, and arthritis. Smaller dogs do better with this scar tissue; large dogs usually continue to be lame. There are alternatives to surgery: prolotherapy, stem cell therapy, and injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP).

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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

It is important to do something, because the other knee is at risk for having this happen, so you want to get this stable as soon as possible.

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