My 8 year old girl Bailey has a partial CCL tear. We’ve been monitoring it closely and took her to primary vet who said keep an eye on it and when it gets worse consult surgeon. It’s gotten worse the past month so I took her to ortho consult. Specialist gave me two options: 1.) TPLO with recommended formal rehab 2) formal rehab conservative management in hopes she strengthens that muscle. She said it’s not an emergency situation and there’s not a guarantee that the surgery will even work! But I also take a gamble with Bailey worsening her injury or possibly injuring other knee if I don’t do something. I’m at a loss because I don’t know that I want to put her through surgery and that extensive recovery at 8 years old. We take her for leashed walks and typically when she’s in the yard she just lays around or chews on sticks. But there’s always that chance she could run and jump! She also goes up and down the stairs and likes to/needs to sleep on the bed next to me. So...I need some advice from anyone who’s been through this with an older boxer. To TPLO or just PT????