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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2014, 12:28 PM
Nigel
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Originally Posted by Lucy Dog View Post
Did your vet mention surgery or at least speaking to an orthopedic specialist? An ACL tear isn't going to ever heal itself. Scar tissue may build up in there, but the ACL doesn't repair. Once it's torn, it's torn.

If this were my dog, I'd stop throwing supplements at him and go talk to a specialist to get a real game plan. Living with one torn acl has to be painful and hard, I couldn't imagine having to go through the rest of my life with both of them torn.
Agreed! It can't be treated with supplements, once the ACL is torn, it will require surgery, TPLO or tight rope. Think of the ACL as a rubber band, once it has even a small tear it will continue to tear due to its elastic nature.

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