- Mar 28, 2006
So Thursday night after playing at the dog park Max started limping. He actually wouldn''t put any weight on his back leg. Took him to the vet Friday (I thought about waiting a day or two to see if it would heal but since he wouldn''t bear weight at all decided just to take him in, especially since we would be going over a weekend) Appearantly he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and we have been referred to a specialty clinic and he will probably need tibial plateau leveling osteotomy surgery. Where, if I understand it correctly, they basically cut off the top of the tibia, reposition it, and attach some hardware to hold the bones together. Obviously it sounds painful and the full recovery time is about 3-5 months before they are back to full physical activity. I was wondering if anyone else has had this surgery on their dog and what their experiences were?