Do you know which procedure you had done?Had it done on my bullmastiff. Worked well. She's gone a couple years now.
Thanks buddyYeah it's tough decision cause who knows anything can happen but I believe the suture is easier on the dog and yours is older than mine was when she had the surgery. Really you just want the dog to be comfortable the rest of her life. I was told it could fail eventually but it never did. Thankfully. But when she tore the acl she couldn't walk on it at all and with her size it would have put stress on her other legs and hips. Good luck
Okay so the suture technique on larger dogs does work as well also just less invasive ..My Akita had the same procedure and it took a couple of months for full recovery. I started with light walking for a couple of weeks and then slowly up stars. He made a full recovery and was running normally again.
Thanks buddy I do have her scheduled for surgery for Thursday morning ,just wanted to vent a little and get some other peoples experience with thismy maltese had patela knee surgery when she was 2 and a half years old, took her to a place in howard beach i can get you the number if you like.