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Without seeing the x-rays and performing an orthopedic exam on your pet, I cannot really answer your question. One cause of this can be when the knee cap moves out of place. That is something that is seen more frequently in small dogs. If this is the primary issue, then surgery is usually the best option for treatment.
I recommend that you talk to the veterinarian that made the diagnosis. They can answer any questions that you have about the need for the surgery. They can also discuss other treatment options with you.
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