Help Needed: Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)?
I've a 11 months working line GSD (male by the way). FYI, I just brought him back from a breeder one month ago.
During the 1st week after I brought him back, I notice he is not playful / as other dogs and I thought this could be his temparement so and I'm okay with it.
Later, I realise that after a short jog / walk (<300m), he started to limp on his left leg. Upon further examination, I notice this left pastern is a bit unusual (i mean the angulation, not to the extent of flat pastern or completely down).
So, I thought it is Carpal subluxation Syndrome (CSS) but to confirm it, i brought him to the vet for x-ray.
Here are the x-rays result. Based on the vet's advice, there seem like a formation of bad cartilage near his wrist joint. 2 options available for treament.
1. Casting for 2 months and see whether the affected area can heal. But chances are very slim given cartilage is unable to self-healing;
2. Surgery which involve an implant of metal object (a pin) to force the joint together, plus remove those bad cartilage.
I'm sure whether which option is the best for him, or it is OCD. Hope expert and experienced GSD owners can throw in some suggestions / comments for my reference.
Cheers, and thanks in advance.
I am sorry about your gsd. What I suggest you do is to get a second opinion and take the xrays with you.
Consulted another vet yesterday for second opinion. I'm really confuse now as the vet told me another story....
This is what can happen. So, if you are still confused and have doubts about both opinions, you may want to consider going for a third.
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