Surgery options for trauma related loss of cat bladder control?

My little cat Kulotte was hit by a car in February, and lost her capacity to urinate by herself. We have evacuated her bladder manually since her accident, and today she is in otherwise perfect health. I am wondering if there are any surgery options that could help recover her bladder control?Thank you

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    By: Erika Raines El Segundo, CA

    Replied on 04/19/2011

    Depending on what is causing the loss of bladder function there may be a surgical option. This is best discussed with your veterinarian after X-rays have been taken. If this is a longstanding spinal injury, surgery may not help. If this is purely a nerve function problem, your best option may be veterinary acupuncture. There are not many effective conventional treatments available for helping to restore normal nerve function to various areas of the body. Acupuncture can stimulate nerve growth into areas. Acupuncture is extremely effective at reducing bladder incontinence and may be quite able to help in your case.

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