The cruciate ligament consists of a ligaments in the shape of an X which connect the thigh bone and shin bone and allow for range of motion. The ligament can be ruptured from various activities and even just “landing wrong” on the leg. It is a fairly common type of knee injury in dogs and dogs that are overweight face a greater risk.
Symptoms include lameness, pain, and discomfort. Surgery is required to treat cruciate tears and Prada underwent TPLO surgery. The TPLO procedure involves fixing the joint with a metal plate so that it can function properly without the ligament.
Prada will be resting for the next four weeks with only limited walks, but soon enough she will be back to enjoying her youthful doggy life!
Deductible applied: -$0
Exam fees: -$155.00
10% co-insurance: -$583.42
Trupanion repaid: $5,250.76
Thank you Shyler for allowing us to share Prada’s story and gorgeous photos!