NSAIDs: Not as Safe as Patients May Think

NSAIDs: Not as Safe as Patients May Think Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, Bill H. McCarberg, MD April 02, 2014 (Discussion from the “human” side, which should help you when you are making decisions about medications for yourself and your pet. Similar research has been completed in veterinary medicine as well – RehabDeb) Safety Issues With NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories) …

Why Ice Delays Recovery

March 16, 2014 by Gabe Mirkin, MD “When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused …

Otis, 9 yo Lab Mix With CCL/ACL Surgeries, 2012 and 6/2013 Lame and Painful

Hi my name is Debi. My dog Otis is a mix breed. Lab, shepherd and maybe some boxer or pit. He is 70lbs and 9 years old. He had his first acl surgery last year and his second in June. It was one year between surgeries almost to the day. It took some time last …

Dylan, Terrier, Lame and Not Bearing Weight Many Weeks After Knee Surgery

3/11/12 Last week I evaluated another dog with persistent disuse & pain after CCL surgery ( for torn ACL / CCL). Here is a copy of the synopsis I sent via email to the owner and to the vets. I had already made a phone call and left a message with one of the treating …