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My dog damaged her suprascapular nerve when she had a run in…

My dog damaged her suprascapular...
My dog damaged her suprascapular nerve when she had a run in (literally) with a tree about 9 months ago. The condition she has is known as sweeney in that she had atrophy of the supraspinatus and in- fraspinatus muscles. She has physio, water treadmill and hydrotherapy which helps with her gait correction and still leads a very active life without evidence of any pain, although our promising agility career has been cut short. My question is, if the nerve does ever repair itself would we ever see muscle mass again or after a certain amount of time does the muscle disappear and can never come back? I appreciate there may be many unknowns to her recovery but I do remain hopeful that one day she may recover, or is this just not possible? She is a 2 1/2 year old collie. Thanks.
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I'm so sorry to hear that Mae was injured. It sounds like she is going through the appropriate physical therapy to regain function.

As seen in horses with Sweeny, the prognosis to regain her muscle mass is very poor. Once the muscles are atrophied they are, unfortunately, not likely to gain their previous size and strength.

Dogs with this condition can live happy, active pet lives but the likelihood of a demanding agility lifestyle in, sadly unlikely.

Again, my condolences on her injury.

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Hi Alice,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Mae. How is everything going?
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