Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pierre, South Dakota
If it is a torn ligament, The Whole Dog journal has an article about alternatives to surgery Alternatives to Canine Surgeries - Whole Dog Journal Article
Since it has been getting better and now there is a setback, I would consider doing the medication first and see how he does before considering surgery. You also may want to get a second opinion.
Sting Chance von Gaard AKC GSD 2/8/2006