Interesting Human Acupuncture Study On Knee Replacement Surgery Has Good Implications For Canines As Well

“New research concludes that acupuncture reduces pain and inflammation after knee replacement surgery. The research also finds that acupuncture improves range of motion following knee replacement surgery. Further, physical measurements of the swelling around the knee were significantly lower in the acupuncture group than in the control group”.

This would also apply to canines who have a CCL rupture and our going to have or have had surgery. So if your pooch has to have surgery definitely talk to your surgeon about after care and see if they are open to acupuncture or acupressure post op to speed up the healing process; as it helps with  circulation, chi flow, pain management  and overall well being.

Physical therapy ie swimming underwater treadmill  etc once the leg has healed enough to start that is also very beneficial. Movement without impact is always a good idea to help improve circulation, build muscle and promote healing.