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Bob is a 3-year-old long-haired Chihuahua. In October 2013, he had bilateral Medial Patella Luxation (MPL) Surgery--a surgery on both knee caps simultaneously to prevent them from "popping" out of place. Recovery may have seemed daunting for a little dog with two bum knees, but Bob was up and moving one day after his surgery with Dr. Scott Roberts of Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware (VSCD).
The first day of surgery, the Assisi Automatic was placed on the surgical site and turned on. Bob also received electrical stimulation (e-stim), laser therapy, and manual therapy on the first day.
Bob continued to recover remarkably well throughout this period. He came to the hospital with me every day but his therapy was basically limited to PROM (passive range of motion) two time's per day and the Assisi Loop. We did not feel the need to continue with oral meds/NSAID (Metacam) after day 5. He gradually increased activity.
Bob continued to have a remarkable recovery. Any signs of discomfort were non-existent. He was able to fully bear weight with no signs of any off-loading onto front. He began longer walks to about half the distance he was walking pre-surgery.
The tPEMF signal that the Assisi Loop provides was originally designed for post-surgical treatment. Click here to learn more about Assisi as an effective replacement for pain and anti-inflammatory drugs. We are pleased to be able to share a case that demonstrates the accelerated recovery possible when you treat with the Assisi Portable Automatic.
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