Canine Orthopedic Knee Surgery

Need CCL repair, TPLO, or TTA for your dog?  We can help!   If your pet is in need of surgery, please contact us here.

We perform canine orthopedic knee surgery – see below.

canine orthopedic knee surgery

Extra capsular stabilization aka “Fishing Line”

This is a synthetic suture (UHMWPE braided material most of the time) used outside of the joint to mimic the cranial cruciate ligament. There are many variations of this procedure. It is usually used for less-active, smaller patients or as an addition to another procedure. $550-$1,000.


canine orthopedic knee surgeryThe Modified Maquet Technique (MMT)
Designed as an evolution of TTA, this procedure is less invasive than most of the other orthopedic knee surgeries but has very good results with a faster recovery. . This procedure is so named to acknowledge the investigator of these operations, Dr. P Maquet, a human orthopedic surgeon working in Belgium during the 1960s. More than 75% of dogs will return to previous levels of unrestricted athletic activity and function with this canine orthopedic knee surgery. $1,200-$1,400


canine orthopedic knee surgeryTPLO
This is the“gold standard” in canine orthopedic knee surgeries according to some surgeons. . During the TPLO procedure, the tibial plateau (portion of the 
tibia adjoining the stifle) is cut and rotated so that its slope changes to approximately 5 degrees from the horizontal plane. This prevents the femur from sliding down the slope of the tibial plateau when the dog puts weight on the knee. Most dogs (over 90%) are expected to regain a very active and athletic lifestyle with no post-operative complications and without the need for any long-term pain-relieving medication. $1,750


canine orthopedic knee surgeryCBLO
CBLO is an excellent procedure for almost every case. This unique procedure combines the advantages of TPLO & TTA. The osteotomy is centered on the CORA (center of rotation of angulation) which achieves alignment of the proximal anatomic axis and distal anatomic axis in contrast to a TPLO which results in caudal shift of the proximal anatomic axis and secondary translation. Additional advantages of the CBLO include: excellent long term functional results, normal long-term appearance of articular cartilage, rapid healing of the osteotomy (6 -7 weeks), ability to apply osteotomy in juvenile patients, and application in cases with excessive slope. $1,950


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish any of the procedures to be performed by a board-certified surgeon or a surgeon who has extensive experience (more than 5,000 surgeries) please add approximately $800 to the prices listed above.

We also use prolotherapy, cold laser, and Shockwave therapy to avoid the surgery in some cases.