Injury Months After Conventional Surgery Done With Nylon Monofilament Ortho Suture?
It sometimes happens that a dog who has had a conventional surgical stabilization (usually done with 80lb monofilament ortho-suture) will have symptoms recur after some months have passed and recovery has been going well. —- It always happens that the monofilament will eventually stretch or break. How long this takes depends on the dog’s size and activity. Usually before the ortho-suture fails the joint will have built-up sufficient new stabilizing scar tissue so that the loss of the stabilizing influence of the monofilament will not result in a big problem. If there is a recurrence of symptoms of stifle instability, the symptoms will usually not be severe since the joint now has new scar tissue support. But it doesn’t have full support yet. Careful restriction begun when you see limping will give the joint the conditions it needs to further develop the tough fibrous scar tissue stabilization. This scar tissue development will happen slowly, over the course of several months. I would