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#31961 - 04/14/10 10:41 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thanks Lisa. No I have not tried the Ligaplex II on Penny, not sure why I never did- maybe because I was relying mostly on scar tissue vs ligament healing, but she is doing very well at this time which I am very thankful for smile .
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#32014 - 04/14/10 01:54 PM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Natalie559]
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I'm glad to hear that Penny is doing well! laugh
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#34963 - 04/22/10 04:46 PM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Natalie559]
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Sasha's brace came in last week. She's adapting to it better than us. I think I'll need to continue with the vet wrap to keep it from slipping.

She is actually limping a bit more now after having worn it for several days. I think it is from sore muscles in her shoulder as she is adapting to a new gait from not being able to bend her carpal joint at all. Of course I worry that it's because maybe the straps are rubbing the fracture. I will ask the vet about this when we see her for the next laser therapy.

She does get relieved of the device while sleeping at home to keep a range of motion within the join and to air out the leg.





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#35005 - 04/22/10 06:00 PM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Natalie559]
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Oh wow, Sasha's a trooper!! How long is she going to have to wear it?
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#35099 - 04/22/10 09:59 PM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I agree Sasha is a trooper. But then again dogs are pretty darn adaptable and resilient.

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#35271 - 04/23/10 10:53 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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Thanks.

Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
How long is she going to have to wear it?


6-8 weeks- We are hoping for some healing, but ultimately scar tissue will play a role and it takes 6-8 weeks to lay down. Sounds familiar, huh smile

Originally Posted By: Wisc.Tiger_Val
dogs are pretty darn adaptable and resilient.


They really are, it's amazing and that's why I said it has been harder on us than her. She just goes along with it. But she also has a great personality, lets me do whatever I need to to her so I am sure that helps.
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#71798 - 08/05/10 02:31 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Natalie559]
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How is Sasha doing?
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#71846 - 08/05/10 10:26 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Wow times really flies doesn't it?!

Sasha wore the hard brace pictured for 8 weeks. She did very well with it. Then we transitioned her into a carpal flex soft brace with supports:



It comes with 3 support straps that velcro onto the soft outside material. She is to wear it for 8 weeks and to slowly take the support pieces off. I have taken off all 3 and she has about 1 week left to wear it. She's been swimming since in the soft brace.

So far so good, no limping or other signs of injury. So I hope this has done the trick but it will be hard to know for sure until she is able to repeat the more heavy exercise that would previously cause her to limp. She may end up needing the brace for heavy exercise but that would be okay.
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#71848 - 08/05/10 10:28 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Natalie559]
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Oh wow, she's just beautiful!!!! I love her eyes and her coloring. Seriously, I could get lost in those sweet eyes. wub

Just now read the thread and I'm glad she's doing so well. Keep up the good work, Sasha!

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#71854 - 08/05/10 10:51 AM Re: Carpal chip fracture- Sasha needs surgery [Re: Lexi]
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She does look happier with the soft brace. What a pretty girl. I am glad things are working well so far.
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