The convalescence time after an extracapsular repair is six months. When researching the TPLO surgery option, we were also told the recovery time was going to be six months. During that time it is important to follow a strict post-operative care.
We combined the extracapsular repair with a stem cell therapy treatment. Three months after the surgery, when Jasmine's other knee failed, the operated leg was in a great shape and strong enough to support her through that. However, we believe it is better to err on the side of caution and follow through the full post-op plan. That's what we did after the second surgery.