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Missing Molly
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Need advice about leg surgeries

I was wondering if anyone out there has had this combination of surgeries for their dog? My girl has had both leg surgeries on the same leg. First was the tibial tuberoisity and then 2 years later came the tibial plato leveling osteotomy. I know there are only a few dogs that have ever had this combination of surgeries on the same leg, in fact the surgeon is not sure if she may be the only one. She has some lameness in the leg and requires permanent use of antiinflamatory drugs. I have noticed lately that she is favoring that leg more than in the past. I was just hoping for some advice from someone in the same situation.
 

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What necessitated the two surgeries on the same leg?

Robbie had extra capular surgery on his right knee, where they replace the torn ligament with durable sutures, but the sutures tore loose, so then he had surgery again on the same knee. The second surgery was TPLO.
 

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No experience with the two surgeries on one leg, but had two TPLO's on one dog (both knees). Both were 100% successful with no need for anti inflammatories until very recently but it is not her knees the reason she is on them. Her second knee was almost 3 years ago.
 

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Thank you for your reply. I have to believe that we are not the only ones dealing with this. Please talk with people you know and spread the word to see if there are others, please.
 

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What necessitated the two surgeries on the same leg?

Robbie had extra capular surgery on his right knee, where they replace the torn ligament with durable sutures, but the sutures tore loose, so then he had surgery again on the same knee. The second surgery was TPLO.
Miss molly injured her knee by bumping it on some concrete blocks and tore her caudal cruciate ligament. That caused her to have the tibial tuberosity. They told me if they did not get the angle exactly right when they did the surgery, she may end up ruptuing her crainial cruciate ligament. Which is exactly what happened two years later. Then she had to have the tplo. however, because she had already had the tibail tuberosity she had less leg bone to work with for the tplo. Complicated, I know. I am sorry I am doing the best I can to explain things.
 

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Way above my knowledge and I have no experience with it, just wanted to say I'm sorry you and she have had to go thru this. She's lucky to have you!
 
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