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Bichon frise - crucitiate problem

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by LindyD, Feb 16, 2019.


Can Bichon have more than 1 crucitiate operation

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  1. LindyD

    LindyD PetForums Newbie

    Feb 16, 2019
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    Hi All, I’m new on this site but I am hoping someone has experienced the same thing we are. I have two Bichon frise (I know the breed well as these are my sixth set). Poppy injured one of her back legs last May and had to have surgery as she had major crucitiate problem - she healed well and resumed her normal activities. This weekend we took them both dog to Cornwall and whilst walking along the soft sand and she ran towards me and then just fell and yelped ... we sought local vet who was great... she gave her an injection but said her crucitiate has gone again in her knee. We are now travelling back home for her to see our vets... My question is has anyone had a bichon that has experienced this after first surgery and what they can possibly do a second time.... not sure I want the same surgery repeated as it obviously hasn’t worked. What are the other options... she is 9 years old... feeling anxious.... thank you for any advice She is currently completely lame..Lindy
  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

    Aug 18, 2011
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    What operation did you have first time?

    Any of them can go wrong I'm sure, you were just unlucky
  3. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

    Feb 12, 2009
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    You need to discuss it either with your vet or get a referral to a specialist. There is more than one type of surgery, what did she have the first time.
  4. Dogloverlou

    Dogloverlou PetForums VIP

    Dec 8, 2013
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    I was told by our vet that the surgery could essentially fail ( my dog had the suture repair procedure ) but it's usually more likely for it to fail in the early days when it's still healing. It does sound like bad luck your girl's has gone again. I would wait to see what options your vet suggests this time around.
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