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Question DetailsAsked on 8/6/2015

How much should it cost to repair my dog's cruciate ligament by surgery?

My Great Dane/Boxer mix pulled a ligament in his back leg & vet says it needs to be surgically repaired. Any ideas on how much it should cost? Any help would be appreciated.

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I'm an hour north of NYC, NY and to do that repair around here is $1500 plus whatever else gets added on... meds, pretests, etc etc ad nauseum.

Prices vary... make some phone calls to other vets. You want a vet who does this type of surgery on a more or less regular basis.

Source: my own knowledge as a dog breeder for 50 years.

Answered 5 years ago by angelwynd7


Sorry to hear about your puppy! My dog's first surgery repair (TTA) on his left knee was offered as a discount for around $2000.00. About two years later the right knee needed done and that surgery repair (TPLO) was around $3000.00. He was able to participate in a clinical study that first go around. The vets were seeing if there was a significant difference between TTA and TPLO repairs. Study did not find one to be better than the other - however, my dog bounced back so much quicker with the TPLO. Talking months quicker. I wish you the best of luck! Be sure to keep up on the physical therapy. -Anne

Source: My dog has had both back knees repaired.

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_9485103

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