Our little girl, Keli, has had surgery on both knees! Both surgeries and recoveries have gone very well. She is back to running, jumping and flying through the air like she did when she was just a puppy. She is 3 years old now and more active and happy. I would highly recommend the surgery as long as you have a competent vet surgeon who takes the time to explain everything and answer questions you may have. We did the more advanced leg first and waited about 6 months to do the second. The recovery periods were actually shorter and easier than we expected. It is scary seeing a tiny dog with a cast, but once Keli healed, we were so happy we went ahead. Good luck with Scooter!