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Gastrocnemius Tendon Tear

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Does anyone have any experience with a tear in the gastrocnemius tendon? The tear is right where the tendon attaches to the bone at the point of the hock. Ace has had x-rays and an ultra sound done and there appears to be no cancer but there is some swelling.


So far they have him on deramaxx 75....3/4 to 1 pill a day. I have been giving him 1 becasue he seems to be having such a hard time limping around. They say it could be 2-3 months before it gets better. The vet is checking with a surgeon to see if we should have a cast or support on it but he thinks that putting one on will cause too much pressure at the joint. I should hear from him later today or tomorrow.


Ace is such a good boy and I feel so bad for him.


Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you.

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i've been thru Achilles Tendon Tear with my angle Rascal. BOTH back legs at the same time!

he went thru attachment surgery - then one leg healed too tight and we did a release under his toes surgery

Rascal had weeks of full casts on his back legs and then weeks of therapy


He lived a long healthy fun filled life after the healing. He came on dog walks and could do a little jog around the yard,,, but never

saw him RUN again. that's ok,, he was a saunter-er anyway ~ couldn't be hurried up for nothing. :)

lorinda, mom to the ever revolving door of Foster greyhounds

Always in my heart: Teala (LC Sweet Dream) , Pepton, Darbee-Do (Hey Barb) , Rascal (Abitta Rascal), Power (Beyond the Power), and the miracle boy LAZER (2/21/14), Spirit (Bitter Almonds) 8/14

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