Buckwheat is a 65lb, 11-year-old, Border Collie mix from Oregon. Buckwheat has a chronic CCL (ACL) injury to his right stifle (knee). He has had a TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) performed in April 2019 where he had a very slow and challenging recovery with rapid progression of osteoarthritis noted on post operational radiographs. He has been consistently clinical for his right CCL injury over the last 1-2 months. He currently does not have any meniscal damage.
Due to Buckwheat’s age and experience with prior surgery, his owner decided to pursue medical management with an orthosis.
Buckwheat received an OrthoPets standard stifle device with a tarsal cuff (knee brace with ankle cuff) to aid in suspension. His Veterinarian’s goal for this device is to provide stability and support to his right stifle during rehabilitation and light to moderate activities at home.
Buckwheat was fitted for his OrthoPets stifle device on April 8, 2020 and has been going great and is very stylish in his leopard print stifle device!