Rosie’s been limping lately and the vet says that she needs surgery on her left hind leg. Apparently Rosie’s patella/kneecap moves around because one of the tendons holding it is loose/stretched. I asked the vet if there were any non-surgical solutions to the problem, and he said “no”.
One of the vet technicians says that he doesn’t actually shorten the tendon itself, he uses “other tissues” around the tendon and sutures “in a zig-zag pattern” to reinforce the tendon. The sutures that are used never dissolve.
The vet said that if she doesn't get the surgery then she will end up with arthritis in that knee, but he also said that the surgery itself can cause arthritis.
I’m really concerned. Has anyone else experienced this type of injury with their corgis? Has anyone heard of this kind of surgery, or had a corgi who underwent this type of surgery?