No food after midnight prior to surgery. Water is ok before you leave the house.

If you are administering any NSAID, please discontinue it THREE days prior to surgery. It seems to prolong bleeding.

If you wish to have PRP-HA or stem cells injected into the knee during surgery, please contact us. We sometimes need a week to prepare for stem cell harvesting. There is more information to the benefits on this website.

If you would like us to contact you after surgery, please leave us a note at the hospital.

Please finish all medication, particularly for pain. Sometimes you may need a refill, please call your regular vet first.

Recovery can take 4-6 months from knee surgery, and the other limb is frequently subjected to enough stress that the ligament also tears. Some dogs have additional stifle injuries that may go undiagnosed at first, or occur after surgery due to using the limb too much.

Skin infections are not uncommon in dogs after surgery. If you see signs, please let us know. Remember that the tap water in our area is CONTAMINATED with bacteria so do not use it on your pet’s wounds.