Veterinary Surgery Service

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


Luxating Patella with Corrective Osteotomy

Patellar luxation is a condition typically affecting young small and toy-breed dogs but can also be seen in large-breed dogs and sometimes cats. Patellar luxation occurs when the kneecap (patella) dislocates from its normal position in the groove of the thigh bone.  While patellar luxation can be caused by trauma, it is usually due to conformational deformities of the rear limbs that will affect muscle pull and alignment leading to luxation of the patella.

Corrective osteotomy involves cutting the femur bone, correcting the angular deformity and placing of a bone plate.

How much does a Luxating Patella with Corrective Osteotomy cost?

The all inclusive fee is $4,500.00

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 with Corrective Osteotomy Surgery
  • Postoperative imaging (radiographs)
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Post-surgical therapy laser treatment
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments