TRIPAWDS: Home to 14408 Members and 1228 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » FACEBOOK » TWITTER » RANDOM BLOG

Treating Soft Tissue Injuries in Pets | Hopping Around

JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Discussion

Learn about life on three legs in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free to take advantage of member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Join the Live Chat and more!

free tripawds account tripawds member log in

K9 Immunity Plus — Hope For Dogs With Cancer

Get help with Dr. Dressler's Dog Cancer Kit

What Is Apoptosis?

apocaps canine cancer supplement

Learn the importance of Apoptosis for dogs fighting cancer and how Apocaps can help!




A A A

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
Treating Soft Tissue Injuries in Pets
sp_NewPost Add Reply sp_NewTopic Add Topic
The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 22328
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
30 January 2013 - 4:20 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Since more than one Tripawd has been known to overdo things and pull a muscle, I thought this excellent article might come in handy sometime.

How Do I Treat Soft Tissue Injuries in Pets?
by Dr. Debbie Saunders

"After the establishment of the dogs’ problems, goals, and discussion with the owner regarding a realistic plan, the treatment plan may be established. Acute cases of soft tissue cases must be managed with a multimodal approach. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory, pain medication and in some cases, muscle relaxants are required to assist with the rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation modalities, such as laser therapy and cyrotherapy, will be paramount to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with the soft tissue dysfunction. Both are essential in the treatment of the soft tissue problems. Laser will aid in the reduction of inflammation, pain, and the promotion of soft tissue healing. Cyrotherapy will also reduce the pain and inflammation (ref) and is easily applied by both the clinician and the owner. Cyrotherapy may be applied in the form of ice packs, compression pumps, or ice cups for ice massage. In small areas, the ice cups work well to reduce the inflammation in the area.

The treatment in the acute phase should involve conservative management through both pharmaceutical measures and rehabilitation. The goal is to promote healing and decrease the chances of adhesion formation. A multimodal approach will assist with this goal."

Read how to manage soft tissue injuries in pets at HomeVet.com

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Portage Lake, Maine
Member
Forum Posts: 1034
Member Since:
8 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
31 January 2013 - 6:42 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Great article!  Thanks for sharing!  I worked with Debbie in doing rehab on Haley's shoulder injury.  So a lot of this sounds very similar to what I did with Haley smiley

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

http://maggie.t.....t-24-2013/

New Haven, CT
Member
Forum Posts: 1193
Member Since:
27 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
31 January 2013 - 7:24 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Also, in the acute phase, go ahead and ice it down.  3x a day for 5min.  After the first few days, you can change to warmth.

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 22328
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
31 January 2013 - 10:23 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

maggie said
Great article!  Thanks for sharing!  I worked with Debbie in doing rehab on Haley's shoulder injury.  So a lot of this sounds very similar to what I did with Haley smiley

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Wow you met Debbie? She is so pawesome and smart, I would love to meet her someday!

 

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Portage Lake, Maine
Member
Forum Posts: 1034
Member Since:
8 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
31 January 2013 - 11:28 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

 Wow you met Debbie? She is so pawesome and smart, I would love to meet her someday!  

 

========================

 

I've never met her in person...had a phone consult with her and then weekly we would chat on email and she'd give me additional exercises to do with Haley for her shoulder.  Consulted with her for 15 weeks.  I have friends, though, that live in CT and take their dogs to her at her place of business...I would LOVE to have that access to her!(and her water treadmill!)

Tracy

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

http://maggie.t.....t-24-2013/

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 22328
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
4 February 2013 - 12:34 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

maggie said

I've never met her in person...had a phone consult with her and then weekly we would chat on email and she'd give me additional exercises to do with Haley for her shoulder.

Tracy

I didn't know she does phone consults, how did you hear about it? Does she advertise that service? This is good to know so we can send folks her way. Thanks!

 

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Portage Lake, Maine
Member
Forum Posts: 1034
Member Since:
8 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
4 February 2013 - 2:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

 Tracy I didn't know she does phone consults, how did you hear about it? Does she advertise that service? This is good to know so we can send folks her way. Thanks!  

 

===================================

 

Here ya' go Rene big-grin

 

http://www.wiza.....onsult.htm

 

Tracy

 

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

http://maggie.t.....t-24-2013/

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 22328
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
4 February 2013 - 11:38 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Wow, thank you Tracy! This is GREAT to know about.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Member
Forum Posts: 176
Member Since:
16 May 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
22 February 2013 - 4:15 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Useful article - thanks!  Very relevant to us after Sid's bout with a muscle injury at Christmas last year, when he simply stopped gettting up.  A 33kg greyhound is NOT easy to get outside when he's not walking!

 

I think she means 'cryotherapy' though.  Those typos will get ya!

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 22328
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10
22 February 2013 - 11:39 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Thanks for the feedback Jay, it's always good to know if what we publish here is useful. If you ever have any suggestions for future posts, don't hesitate to contact us.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Member
Forum Posts: 176
Member Since:
16 May 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
22 February 2013 - 2:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

I think what would be very useful is if anyone has done any kind of study on joint support formulas.  Being nutraceuticals, and unregulated as such, looking for an effective one is not particularly easy. 

 

An unexpected consideration for us is that because Jeffie (the quadruped) has a hair-trigger stomach, some of the ingredients like MSM and curcumin and devil's claw don't go down too well.  Possibly this would be true of dogs on chemo, too, i don't know.

The Rainbow Bridge

Forum Posts: 22328
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
21 August 2016 - 7:27 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

This just in from Dr. Nancy Kay:

Cruciate Ligament Disease: A Comparison of Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment Outcomes

I was intrigued by the results of a recently published study in which the researchers focused on cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) in dogs. Specifically, they evaluated owner satisfaction with outcomes of two very different treatment options, one involving surgery and the other using a custom fitted brace (orthosis).

.....

The results are thought provoking for me on a few different levels:

I was surprised that, despite the fact that reports of a normal gait (no lameness) and ratings of outcomes were significantly lower in the orthosis treated group, these respondents reported a high level of satisfaction and willingness to make the same choice all over again.

I was surprised that, in spite of the very high complication rate associated with orthosis treatment (46%), respondents reported a high level of satisfaction with this treatment plan and a willingness to make the same choice again.

Prior to reading this study, I would have assumed that nonsurgical treatment for CCLD would have resulted in lower customer satisfaction. I would have been wrong. My notion is that the high level of satisfaction within the orthosis group was related to good communication between veterinarians and clients about realistic expectations.

READ THE ENTIRE POST (and interesting comments) HERE

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Virginia
Member




Forum Posts: 14141
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
23 August 2016 - 10:41 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_NewPost sp_QuotePost

Thanks Rene! And yes, in addition to the article, the "comments" were a wealth of information. The in depth insight on the braces and all that they entailed...quite interesting!

Mucho thanko!!!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

Forum Timezone: America/Denver

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Rocky's dad
76 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Devices Used: Desktop (67), Phone (8), Tablet (2)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 970

Members: 10798

Moderators: 2

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 23

Topics: 13996

Posts: 194325

Administrators: jerry, admin, jim

Moderators: betaman, krun15

Tripawds Blogs is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » FACEBOOK » TWITTER » RANDOM BLOG