February 27, 2008
Anywhere from $1,300 all the way up to $3,300 per knee.
Patella luxation is a hereditary condition that affects the position of the knee. It is generally found in smaller breeds such as Spaniels, Pugs, Chihuahuas, and Poodles and is often bilateral (occurs in both knees.) It can also occur from trauma to the knee such as jumping off the couch or going down the stairs too fast.
The variations in cost come mainly from the type of procedure performed but the location also has some part in the price with the most expensive being on the east or west coasts (no surprise if you live there!)