Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kip's Tale: Recovery, week 5

Scar?? What scar??


Today is 5 weeks since Kip's TPLO surgery. He is doing really well. We saw the surgeon last week for a 4 week check-up. The RoboKnee is mechanically perfect, so we are very pleased.

We still have a bit of work to do with his range of motion. He's showing some hesitation with extending the leg back with the knee straight (which is actually exercising the hip, not the knee), so we're doing lots of stretches and massages. He is walking on all 4 legs again but is still not standing with his weight balanced on both back legs.

He's still restricted to leash walks -- no jumping or running allowed yet. But, as long as we let him on the couch, he's happy as a clam.

Here's a video we shot during last weekend's snow, so you can see the RoboKnee in action!


video

3 comments:

Pickles and Dimes said...

Kip is looking great! Almost back to normal - yay! And that scar is practically invisible.

BTW, what kind of harness are you using? Shorty's goes under his legs and he gets a red rash from where it chafes. Your harness looks like it would be so much more comfortable.

teg said...

He looks great!!!

Fine For Now said...

SO glad Kip is doing so well! What a trooper!