Wellie also has luxating patellas in both knees. I thought he would require surgery.
Took him to the AMC where we saw Dr. Pam Schwartz. I adore that woman, her specialty is soft tissue injury and she also performed the brachy surgery on both Blue and Wellie.
In our case, she said she doesn't think he requires surgery because neither knee is coming completely out of the socket. When the time comes, we'll manage it with meds. Best news I could have got. I really didn't want to put him through surgery.
If you're going to go see a specialist, I would absolutely recommend her.
We also saw Dr. Robert Hart when Wellie sprained his elbow. He's the director of orthopedic surgery and you can tell he's extremely knowledgeable about bulldogs.
I prefer her though- maybe cause she's a woman..lol..
But you really can't go wrong with either vet.
Either way, I can only suggest you see a specialist, and see one as soon as possible to know what the options are, or if he even requires anything more than rest and meds.
Good luck and keep us updated.