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Luxating Patella due to trauma
Hi... I'm new to the forums (this is my first post).
My 15 month pup, Honey recently had an injury while staying with friends (I was away on business). She slipped down a few steps and dislocated her knee. She never showed any signs of knee problems at all.
My friend took Honey to the vet who gave xrays and said it was a grade 4 luxating patella, but since it was due to trauma, wait it out for a week and see if it slips back in. While there has been some improvement (4 days later), she still limps most of the time. We go back to the Vet in 2 days, and I am debating whether surgery was what I should do - I see in most cases this is recommended, but since this is a first time issue, and it doesn't seem to be slipping back & forth.. I'd like to avoid it.
My question is, has anyone on here dealt with a similar issue, and does anyone have any recommendations on how to deal with it?
Meredith and Honey