Emmett was out for one of the first trainings since his ACL (TPLO) surgery on July 30th!! He's been having some bone healing problems in a gap under the graft. It should be healed by now but the Dr's think the plate that is there to hold the graft while the bone heals is not allowing full weight bearing on that portion thus not as fast of bone growth. We just found one Friday that Emmett will be having the plate, 6 screws, and 2 pins (all the hardware) removed to help stimulate the bone to grow. The vets feel that there is enough bone formed that it will not harm the graft and removing the hardware might actually allow him to stand normal. He has been tippy toeing since surgery and we were not sure why. Could be a learned habit or could be the plate is irritating him in some way. Also, he will be getting neutered at that time.
|One of the disaster pictures!|
|A picture that turned out pretty good|