Please feel free to move this if you think it belongs in the health section, but I want as much input from you guys as I can get on this because I'm really at a loss. After being diagnosed with a groin pull, I took Venice to a rehab specialist in my city to hopefully speed recovery along. Well, he had a different diagnosis. After redoing her x-rays and sending them off to a third party radiologist, he suspects a partial cruciate rupture. I guess there's no real way to know for sure without doing an ultrasound/MRI/going in with a scope. He basically said that ligaments will not heal themselves - so a partial tear will never be 100% again no matter how strictly the dog is rested. Is this true? I genuinely have no idea. He did briefly discuss my options with me, both surgical and non-surgical, but basically said what they usually do are TPLO surgeries, even on just a partial tear. That is one hell of a surgery and he didn't hesitate to remind me there's a 50/50 chance she'll need it on the other knee. I'm going to book a Lyme test with our usual vet just to rule that out but I doubt it'll be positive. I just want to cover all bases before I dive into super pricy treatments. I am really heartbroken, confused, and have no idea what to do from here. Who on Chaz has experience with partial tears? With TPLOs? With other treatment options for this kind of injury? This is just... ugh. I don't want her to have awful arthritis, or put her at high risk for re-injury, or deny her a treatment she needs. But at the same time I really dread having to rehab through a surgery like that... especially if she goes and blows the other one. I think I just need some support.