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Ginger diagnosis Grade 3/4 luxation
Went to the pet emergency referral center for our area today, and the vet on call did his physical exam palpating the ligaments and watching her walk. He thinks it is bad enough to do surgery, as his opinion is that grade of luxation benefits more surgically. I will consult with a pet orthopedist on Tuesday to get their expert opinion and confirm the general vet's opinion.
They gave her a shot of narcotics and we have meds filled tramodol and an antiinflammatory for pain as needed. Of course we are to limit her activity.
He said the surgery has different techniques and they generally do well. At their center they even do physical therapy including water therapy for their motion.