Help! Need advice for torn ACL--surgery or not?
Liesl has torn the ACL in her right rear knee. She has been seen by two vets who independently confirmed this with manipulation of the joint, and she exhibits the classic and well-known signs.
We are exploring all the options, including surgery. I have read that there is a school of thought that these can heal over time non-surgically so the dog can be active and without pain.
Please give me your input and suggestions--surgery or not? I'm particularly interested in hearing from any of you who have tried to allow non-surgical healing and what your experiences good and bad have been.
If you have any surgeons to suggest in the Southeast Texas area that would be appreciated also.
Thanks for taking the time to help out!
Liesl, b. 1/1/11