Signs that your dog may have a knee injury

Preoperative care

  • Subtle lameness to complete non-weight-bearing lameness
  • Can be acute or chronic
  • Sitting with hind legs out to the side
  • Clicking or popping of the knee
  • Orthopaedic examination to check for discomfort and instability on stifle manipulation
  • Cranial drawer test
  • Cranial tibial thrust tests
  • Radiographs (x-rays) of the knee
  • Range of motion

To better prepare for your pet's postoperative care,
you may want to look into slings/pens based on
surgeon suggestion.

Technical contributions from Dr. Michael Kowaleski 
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