Luxating Patella

Destino the Chihuahua mix has an unlucky jump.

Vet Bill: $3,580

Destino-Chihuahua

Background

Destino became suddenly lame after a jumping down from the couch one day. Afterwards he began to favor his left leg. His veterinarian performed a thorough exam and determined that Destino not only had a grade 3.5 out of 4 patellar luxation in his left knee but a grade 2 out of 4 patellar luxation in the right as well.

Surgical correction of Destino's left leg occurred first, then the right leg two years later. Destino is surely getting around much better!

Destino's Claim Refund

Claim Details Amount in 2007 Amount in 2009
Actual Vet Bill $1,669.00 $1,911.60
Covered Charges $1,494.00 $1,825.60
Annual Deductible -$200.00 -$200.00
20% Co-pay -$129.40 -$325.12
Total Embrace Reimbursement $1,164.60 $1,300.48