Q. My dog had extracapsular repair surgery on Monday. I am worried that she tore the lateral suture. How can I tell if she did?

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A. Have her rechecked by your vet. If there is an instability in the joint, she may have broken down the repair. It may be a difficult diagnosis to make since she is likely still painful from the procedure. Restrict activity to only leash walks to eliminate. Absolutely no excessive running, jumping or playing and avoid stairs if possible.

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