How much does TPLO surgery cost for dogs? In general pet owners can expect cat and dog TPLO surgery cost to average $3,500 to $5,000 and capsular suture stabilization to cost between $1,200 to $1,5004, which often includes the exam, surgery, anesthesia, operating room use, hospitalization, medications, checkups and physical therapy.
Does my dog really need TPLO surgery? If your dog has an ACL injury, they may sit with one leg out to the side, rather than both legs underneath them. This is one of the easiest signs that TPLO surgery may be needed, since dogs won’t sit in this position normally. It indicates they are experiencing some sort of pain in their leg and needs to be examined.
Is TPLO surgery Major? TPLO surgery is a major procedure. There are potential complications including infection, screw loosening and slow healing of the cut bone (osteotomy).
Can my dog walk around the house after TPLO surgery? If there are stairs leading in or out of the home, or if there are stairs required to navigate in the home, it is typically acceptable for your pet to walk up or down them. However, it is extremely important that you not let your pet run up or down the stairs, or jump off of the stairs.