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I am so sorry I bet you are upset . There is a web page on google about a yorkie who had surgery and is doing great . When do you go to the other doctor? I down loaded this for you
Legg-Perthes Disease in Dogs
By Todd C. Ruzicka
Symptoms of LPD include pain and lameness of the hip area. According to Leggperthes.com, these symptoms may go unnoticed, but a veterinarian can create pain by moving the hip around and should take X-rays.
Mild cases of LPD may be treated through immobilization of the limb with a sling. Some dogs can fully recover after enforced rest.
According to Vetinfo.com, dog owners should allow 1 month of recovery time during enforced rest before considering surgery.
A veterinary surgeon may remove the dead tissue and part of the bone around the hip joint. LPD usually affects only one hip. The dog can fully recover but will "probably always have some gait abnormalities."
The direct cause of LPD is reduced blood flow to the joint; however, researchers have found that it is a genetic disease and do not agree on the means of transfer.
Maddie at 5mo old