Hi all...new member here. My dog Rocky had FCP in his right elbow and we had arthroscopic surgery about 5 weeks ago. He had a bunch of fragments in his elbow and was really limping bad when he went in. So about 2 weeks after the surgery we went in for a check up and my Dr thought that he should have been better by then. He was still limping pretty bad. So anyway....3 weeks later today (5 weeks total since surgery) he is still limping. It has definitely has got better but he is still limping. The other thing is that he avoids putting full weight on his right leg when standing. If I take him for a short walk he will put weight on it but if he stops to smell a bush or when he waiting to get fed he kind of leans on his left front leg. When stopped he also points his right foot (the one that was operated on) outward a bit. I am just wondering a few things and anyone with experience please reply.... 1. What is the normal recovery time on this surgery? My Dr made it sound like he would be almost sound after 2 weeks but would have to take it slow to recover. I was hoping that he would be somewhat normal (no limping or the weight bearing lameness) but that obviously hasn't happened. Have any of you seen something similar after surgery and it just took a while to get back to normal. I think his head bobbing is much better (maybe 70% back to normal), but he still bobs it at the end of the walk (10-15 min) and I am worried about him still not wanting to put a lot of weight on his leg. How long did they limp for? 2. Did you all see any lameness like this (shifting the weight) after surgery? Or was your dog back to normal right away and just had a limp. 3. If you had a similar case how long did it take to fully recover? 4. He is also lethargic. I am guessing it is from some pain he has...he enjoys his walks but it seems like he is not the same guy he used to be....kind of like he knows he isn't 100% and is depressed. BUt when I take him on these walks sometimes you can see that he just wants it to end. Some days it may be like 5 min into the walk but last night it was like he just wanted to keep going. It is different every time. Any similar experiences? Personally I am just wondering now if there is something else he may have hurt like a tendon or ligament. I know it is getting better but it seems to me like he should be a lot better by now.....but maybe I am just too worries and these things take a lot of time.