Veterinary Surgery Service

131 Hospital Drive N.E. Suite 2
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548


Luxating Patella Surgery

Medial patellar luxation (MPL) surgery is performed to correct the luxation, or "popping out" of the kneecap (called the patella).  A luxating patella is caused by a congenital malformation which creates abnormal forces on the kneecap, causing it to slide out of the groove (called the patellar groove) in which it normally sits. 

A luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities in dogs.  It is a condition common in small breed dogs.

How much does Luxating Patella Surgery cost?

The all inclusive fee is $2,100.00

This includes:

  • Intake Physical Examination
  • Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
  • EKG
  • I.V. Catheter
  • I.V. Fluids
  • Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
  • Preoperative imaging (radiographs)
  • Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient
  • Local or regional pain control (epidural)
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Luxating Patella Surgery
  • Postoperative imaging (radiographs)
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Post-surgical therapy laser treatment
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments

Does not include 8 week post-surgical radiographs.

Radiographs required to confirm healing at eight weeks post-surgery are an additional $200.00 or can be performed at your referring veterinarian and sent to us for review at no additional charge.