Tibia Plateau Leveling Osteotomy and Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/Bull Terrier mix
DOB: 6-2009
Sex: Neutered male
Foster home: Jodi

Poor Kingston was having difficulty walking and was recently diagnosed with a dip in his tibia and also a cruciate ligament tear. Both of these were causing him great difficulty in walking, but were also causing excruciating pain. He recently underwent a procedure called a Tibia Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, or TLPO, to stabilize his leg. The cruciate ligament tear was also repaired at the same time.

Kingston is recovering well from these procedures. He is currently undergoing physical therapy so that he can begin walking and running on his leg again, and get back to being the goofy guy he is who likes to stand on his head. He has remained happy and carefree throughout this whole ordeal. His surgery costs were quite steep so any contribution you could make towards his care would be greatly appreciated.


Update 11/21/10
Kingston is recovering and is right on schedule with healing since his surgery. Unfortunately with the type of surgery that he had done, Cruciate Ligament tears can occur in the other leg, and he is already showing signs that this may have happened. We haven’t raised enough money yet to cover his first surgery and now need to raise even more to cover a potential second surgery. Any and all donations to help pay for Kingston’s medical bills would be greatly appreciated!
Sponsors: Thanks to Irene Mierzwa, Minde Parks, Erin Doering, Tara Pasquale, & Gina Freemon for sponsoring Kingston!