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Help! We need some advice on partially torn cruciates. Abby has been suffering from pain in her hind right knee for quite some time know. She would be a bit limpy after a big run, but it always cleared up by the next day. Lately, it has been taking longer to heal. So we brought her to the vet. Two separate times about a half year apart. They say it is a partially torn cruciate and to keep her off her feet for two weeks (Ha!), and gives us anti-inflammatories and metcam for pain. However, after the second attempt abby's limping again right after the pills were gone. The vet seems hesitant to do the surgery since it isn't a complete tear. I have been looking at Cruciate Care Knee Braces, but even then I wouldn't know who to go with. Does anyone have any advice about the knee braces? It's so difficult to immobilize a dog...as soon as she starts feeling a bit better she injures it again.