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Hello. Thanks for the question.
The cost depends on which procedure is done and who is performing it. If it's the gold standard TPLO, it'll likely run ~ 3000-4000, based on your location. This is done by a board certified veterinary surgeon.
If you're having the lateral suture (aka MRIT) procedure by a surgeon, it'll likely be ~ 1800-2200. If that same procedure is done by a general practice vet, it'll likely be in the(###) ###-####range.
No matter what, the prognosis should be good for return to normal function. The TPLO dogs are up walking on the leg within 24-48 hours. The lateral suture dogs may take 1-2 weeks to begin bearing weight. The TPLO dogs also have less post-op arthritis and a lower post-op complication rate. It's the better procedure, but it does cost quite a bit more. This is because of the added expertise and the fact that a plate is used to stabilize the tibia to perform the surgery.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.