Platelet rich plasma treatment for cruciate ligament injury
This is my first post on this website but I have visited this forum many, many times from when Lexie was 8 weeks until today. Great source of information and got me through a lot of digestive issues when she was younger.
Lexie is now 5.5 years and 90lbs. According to the vet, she may have injured her ACL on both knees in the past but both have self-healed enough that she remains mobile without struggling (no limping). She takes Dasuquin once a day and I have Metacam for when I see she has trouble getting up or walking.
Just last week, I started hearing a popping noise when we did our daily walks (the sound is like when you crack your knuckles). The sound only comes from one knee and when I contacted my vet, she gave me three options: TPLO, lateral imbrication or platelet rich injections.
Lexie is not limping and as far as I can tell, moves normally with the exception of the popping noise. While I am not opposed to surgery, I do want to avoid it because Lexie had issues with blood clotting and excess bleeding when she was spayed. If there is an alternative that does not involve major surgery, I'll take that.
I've seen plenty of posts on TPLO but I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with the lateral imbrication or platelet rich plasma injections that they can share.
Thanks for any advice.