My Beautiful Trouble

My Beautiful Trouble

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Conservative Management for Torn ACL




My beautiful girl, Kimber, also known as"Beauty Jr." (Fly's nickname was "Beauty"), tore her cruciate ligament a month after I had to let my beautiful Fly go. Because Trouble and Fly had developed osteosarcoma after having knee surgeries, I looked into conservative management to avoid surgery. I learned so much from a wonderful support group, the Conservative Management group at http://www.yahoo.groups.com/ and had a custom made stifle brace for Kimber. The brace supports the knee externally, just as surgery supports it internally. Kimber went from walking on three legs, to walking on four, bearing weight on her leg, and now swimming.







2 comments:

Stephen said...

My Lab Lela has a partially tore ACL in her knee and i am now looking for a brace. What are your thoughts on Kimber's brace? Please email me asap. Thanks.

Thanks for your time, Stephen
e-mail: s.dishong@gmail.com

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