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Old 02-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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does anyone have any experience in treating CCL injuries without surgery? Max is a large (125lbs) and relatively young (4) Rottweiler, the vet indicated surgery was neccesary but we want to explore other options. thanks.

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Old 02-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Welcome max, I'm sorry to hear about your dog's CCL injury. I've been down that path several times with my dog. She has had three cruciate surgeries as well as stem cell treatment. Thankfully, she is doing just great. Prior to my dog's surgery, I looked into treatment options but if your vet is recommending surgery I would urge you to follow his/her advice as the extent of the injury can vary greatly and he/she is in the best position to know the preferred course of action. Yes, I have heard of some success stories with conservative treatment options but upon investigation, most of these injuries are not as severe as those requiring surgery and in cases where they are, the long term results are not as successful. That said, the link below might be of help to you:

Conservative Management as a Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Treatment Option | Dog Knee Surgery & CCL Ligament Repair

ETA: You might also want to have a read of this thread:
My dog tore a ligament.
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I think going on a non surgical type of treatment depends on the severity of the condition. I think you should cooperate with your vet to determine what kind of treatment is the best to push through.
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