ACL & Hip surgery at the same time
My 6 yr. old, male GSD (100 lbs) tore his ACL. Upon having xrays at my vet, the vet advised us that his hip on the same side was basically dislocated. (we knew, since he was a puppy, that his hips were not good). He recommended that the surgeon do the ACL & hip surgery at the same time. I am not only concerned about the length of the surgery, but the recovery period. I have heard horrible stories about the recovery for just the one surgery. Does anyone have any experience with their GSD having both surgeries done at the same time??? PS - surgery is possibly tomorrow so any help tonight would be appreciated!! ALSO, has anyone had any experience with an 'Assisi Loop' to aid in healing??
Proud owner of "too many shepherds":
Lexi - 5 yr old GSD
Kobe - 6 yr old GSD
Tucker - 10 yr old GSD rescue
and our 2 GSD grand-dogs - Hudson & Ari
R.I.P. Abby, Cody and Poncho
Last edited by DeniseF; 12-20-2012 at 06:01 PM.