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This is a common first treatment for this condition but most of these cases will require surgical intervention. If this is a mild case, your vet may start with this moderate treatment trying to prevent the need for surgical intervention....this depends on the extent of the damage and individual case. After this period of time, your vet will re evaluate and determine if surgery is required.
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ct scan has shown signs of osteoarthritic change and abnormality of ulna, she says surgery does not always work. i am concerned about how i cope woth such a young dog on permanent limited exercise
i guess my real worry is if he will be on such limited exercise for life or if he will ever be able to run and play again