Patella Tendon Tear


Patella Tendon Tear

Patella Tendon Tear Treatment for Pets in Melbourne

Our clinic in Melbourne offers specialized treatment for patella tendon tears in pets, a condition that can significantly impact their mobility and overall quality of life. With our skilled team and state-of-the-art medical resources, we’re equipped to provide the best care for your pet’s recovery.

Diagnosing Patella Tendon Tears

A thorough and accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment:

  • Physical Examination: Our veterinarians conduct a detailed examination, focusing on the knee area to assess for signs of a patella tendon tear.
  • Radiographs (X-rays): X-rays are essential to visualize the knee joint and the extent of the tendon injury. They help us plan the most effective treatment approach.

Surgical Treatment Options

Treatment for patella tendon tears typically involves surgery, and we offer several options depending on the severity of the tear:

  • Tendon Repair Surgery: This involves surgically reattaching or repairing the torn tendon. The procedure aims to restore the normal function of the knee joint.
  • Reconstruction Surgery: In cases where the tendon is severely damaged, a reconstruction of the tendon may be necessary.


The cost of treatment for a patella tendon tear can vary depending on the complexity of the surgery and the specific needs of your pet. We will provide a detailed cost estimate after the initial examination and diagnosis.

Payment Options

To help manage the financial aspects of your pet’s treatment, we offer a variety of payment options:

  • GapOnly: This option simplifies the process of insurance claims by covering the gap amount not paid by your insurance.
  • VetPay: A convenient financing solution, allowing you to spread the cost of veterinary care over time.
  • Zip Money: Offers flexible payment plans, easing the immediate financial burden and allowing for manageable payments.


Aftercare is a critical component of recovery:

  • Postoperative Care: We provide comprehensive instructions for care after surgery, including pain management and wound care.
  • Rehabilitation: Tailored rehabilitation plans are designed to aid in your pet’s recovery and restore mobility.
  • Regular Follow-Up Appointments: Ongoing check-ups to monitor your pet’s recovery and make any necessary adjustments to their treatment plan.

Our dedicated team in Melbourne is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care throughout your pet’s treatment journey, from diagnosis to full recovery.