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I have a two year old Labrador. Over the summer, my wife and I noticed him slightly limping. Two local veterinarians (Dr. Tate & Dr. Vandermeer) said he possibly had a slight tear of his cranial cruciate ligament. We put him on very light duty and and anti-inflammatory meds for a couple of weeks. He seemed to get better quickly, but we were cautious for a couple of months. He hasn't limped ever since, but he sits awkward (leg out) and sometimes we see him placing more weight on one leg while standing.
Before duck/pheasant season, I had planned to have him checked again by both vets. Last week, my wife said she heard a "popping" as he walked up the stairs. I had never heard this noise. On Saturday, my dog and I went to the park and he moderately ran/played. Once we returned home, I heard a significant "pop" noise as he took each step up the stairs. It felt like it was in his hip. The popping reoccured on Sunday, and after feeling, it is coming from his knee (stifle area).
I took him to the vet at 3 p.m. today (City Vet at Preston/Royal, Dr. Tate). Dr. Tate did xrays and said he had a meniscal injury and a possible CCL tear. Dr. Tate referred me to Dallas Veterinarian Surgery Center and said it was very likely that a surgery was necessary.
Can someone please recommend a VERY good orthopedic surgeon? And, any opinion or suggestions on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by glredmanii (11/23/16 02:36 AM)
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