Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Cruciate Disease

What are the indications for cruciate surgery?

What is the difference between a tibial plateau leveling verses other repair techniques?

How do I make an appointment for cruciate surgery?

My appointment is not for several weeks; can an earlier appointment be scheduled?

What information should I bring to my appointment?

What should I expect the day of my pet’s exam?

How long will my pet be in the hospital?

What is the prognosis following surgery?

What are the complications or risks associated with cruciate surgery?

What is involved with the post-operative care of a pet following cruciate surgery?

How many follow-up appointments are required during the post-operative rehabilitation?

What are the anticipated surgical and follow-up costs associated with cruciate surgery?


If you have further questions regarding cruciate surgery, please contact us by e-mail at:
caninesportmed@vmth.ucdavis.edu

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