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Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 2 months ago

Dog Health?

i have a 3 month puppy he had a accident and caused a injury, the vet took xrays and said he had a minimally displaced tibial tuberosity avulsion fracture. he was diagnosed at blue pearl, the doctor also said that is should heal ok on its own. Ive been calling different vets to see what they have to say about the injury. So my question have any of you gone threw this type of injury with your dog and what did you do? did you go ahead and have the surgery done or let it heal on its own 

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  • Lauren
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Puppies tend to heal very well without surgery as long as they are rested. Surgical correction is not right for every case and in some cases can make things worse. Blue Pearl is a specialty center so it's great that you went there. I would recommend asking more vets if you aren't sure but placing this decision on others with similar injuries is risky. Not every fracture is the same. If it's minimally displaced and the vets think it will heal just fine without surgery, I would go with no surgery. Vets try to do no harm when they can and sometimes invasive procedures are not the answer, especially for puppies. But it really just depends on the case. 

  • 2 months ago

    If it will heal on its own, I would go that route.  The surgery is not necessary if it will heal on its own.

  • 2 months ago

    IMO, you need at least 2 if not 3 other vet office opinions and they NEED to send for SEE (online) the x-rays/radiographs, of the avulsion fracture.  However, ideally they also need to EXAMINE the dog (while NOT on any pain medication) and determine the amount of discomfort AND when the area has PRESSURE put on it, and whether the GAIT has been affected.  Many vets treat this surgically, even in young dogs.

    http://www.michigananimalhospital.com/page/4906536...

    https://www.mammothortho.com/pdf/tibial-plateau-fr...

  • 2 months ago

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22836242/

    I googled.  I'd take another opinion, based on what pain your puppy has right now, the prognosis and whether any surgery done at this young age, might need repeating on maturity.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    hello, please check with 2 other vets. Usually the dog needs some bandage and you need to rest the injured parts for weeks. It should heal over time if it is not serious. Do you have friends who are vet techs? You may check with them too.

    All the best. or you may give the dog away to some kind souls - oh poor dog - and get a new one, but that is not too nice.

  • jean
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    maybe google it

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