Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida, the sunshine state.
It doesn't look too bad in the photo. I would call in a different vet for a second opinion though. I know it can be costly, but it should be radiographed. With him being so young and still growing, he's at risk for more serious problems like you stated. If it's been almost a year (spring to spring), that's definitely been enough time to heal up. Usually fluid build up indicates trauma, and it will disperse itself naturally, but it's been a long time.