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#72188 - 08/06/10 01:26 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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She looks very happy and content there smile

I'm glad to hear that things are progressing well. I was searching for something, and ran across her thread. Thanks for updating!
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#193270 - 11/12/11 07:57 PM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Natalie, are you around?

Just wanted to check in and see what you thought of Sasha's brace. Jean and I are looking at them now: http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/193218/Re_Mila_Grand_Old_Dame#Post193218
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#193576 - 11/14/11 11:41 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I read a little of the thread- loose ligaments. Are they wanting scar tissue to stabilize the joint, or to just use something for support?

We wanted to enable scar tissue to form, the joint needs to be somewhat stable to do this so we started with a OrthoVet Carpal Splint

http://www.orthovet.com/storefront.html?...13&vmcchk=1

Then after 6 weeks or so we switched to the thera-paw Carpo-Flex X

http://www.therapaw.com/carpo-flex-x-2.aspx

Both of the braces worked very well for what we needed. My vet measured Sasha and sent off for a custom fit one, but neither was that expensive.

What I liked about the carpo-flex x brace is that it comes with 3 sturdier velco support 'patches'. You can cross them, remove them or just use 1 or 2- makes the brace customizable for the dog and situation.

Sasha still wears this brace when we hike in the woods as she will always have the bone chip that can cause her discomfort after long periods of being active- so I use the brace to minimize the moving of the chip.

If she become sore the vet has me rub her joint with dmso gel (wear gloves) to bring down the inflammation.

I give both of the braces a big thumbs up! thumbup

Hope that helps smile
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#193718 - 11/15/11 06:18 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Natalie559]
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Natalie, sorry I missed this when it was first an issue with your gorgeous girl. I am so glad to read that it has helped to the extent that she is able to continue her hiking, plus that she has avoided the surgery which may have reduced or even stopped that activity. thumbup
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#193775 - 11/15/11 12:37 PM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Qyn]
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Rhanks Natalie, that helps a lot! I asked more about sizing in Mila's thread.

I'm so glad that Sasha is doing so well, and Penny too!
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#194164 - 11/17/11 08:56 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thanks Alison and Lisa!

And Lisa, yes the carpo brace was custom measured for Sasha- only took the vet a few minutes.
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#194245 - 11/17/11 03:30 PM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Natalie559]
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Thanks Natalie, good to know!
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