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Growth Plate issues with amputee
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28 April 2010 - 5:17 pm
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I recently adopted a 9 month old pup who was in a car accident and had his front right leg amputated.  Now after only two weeks of working with him X-rays show that he has severe inflamation in the area of his growth plate and that the area may not be growing properly.  Has anyone faced this?  The vet suggests confinement and anti inflamatories, but has no suggestions past that.

 

 

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28 April 2010 - 5:44 pm
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Oh wow, sorry to say I don’t have any info to offer myself.  You may want to try posting in the Ask a Vet forum too. 

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28 April 2010 - 5:48 pm
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oh gosh, nothing from us, Magic is     11……good luck, keep us posted

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28 April 2010 - 6:35 pm
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“Working with him” how? If he is only two weeks post op, the pup could certainly use some rest and time to recover. What kind of dog? You might want to check out Hurricane Rosie’s blog. Rosie is a mastiff pup, missing a front leg and going through some serious growth spurts!

Thanks for joining! We look forward to hearing more about your pup, and hope he gets the growing thing down without further complications.


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28 April 2010 - 8:00 pm
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Which growth plate? Which leg?  Did your vet mention panosteitis?  This should resolve with rest and anti-inflammatories.

Pam

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29 April 2010 - 9:35 am
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tazziedog said:

This should resolve with rest and anti-inflammatories.


 

Thank you Pam! We always appreciate your professional opinion.

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