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Orthopedic Health Tips for Tripawds, Part 3

Most Tripawd parents consider a prosthetic device for their three-legged dog at some point.

But we all wonder: do they actually work? How hard is it to get your dog to use a prosthesis? And which three-legged dogs are good prosthetic candidates?

See all videos in this orthopedic series:
Orthopedic Health Tips for Tripawds from CSU

In this third and final installment of our Orthopedic Health Tips for Tripawds video series, Dr. Felix Duerr of Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery department explains :

  • The types of veterinary prosthetic devices available for three-legged dogs
  • How a prosthesis can help an amputee dog
  • The difference between implants and attached orthotics
  • The type of commitment required for canine rehabilitation using a prosthesis

Thanks for watching this important information about canine amputee health. If you missed all our video interviews with Dr. Duerr and other CSU vets, watch them here:

Orthopedic Health Tips for Tripawds from CSU

Many thanks to Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for allowing us to film on-location and present this important information to you.

About Dr. Duerr

felix duerr with dog on ballDr. Felix Duerr, DVM, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR is a faculty member of the orthopedic department in the Small Animal Clinic at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Duerr is the only practicing veterinarian in Colorado that is double boarded by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR).

Dr. Duerr’s clinical interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation, cranial cruciate ligament injury, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy) and arthritis.

4 Responses to “Orthopedic Health Tips for Tripawds, Part 3”

  1. What is the approximate cost? My tripawd will be a puppy that is already healed over. Front leg.

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