Lilly has already had her right leg done, it was done nearly 10 weeks ago. She had a complete bilateral cruciate rupture in both legs within 3 weeks of each other so her left leg was already blown when the right one was operated on. We got a pre-approval for both legs at the same time. The first leg has been paid out.
Boof at this stage has only blown his right leg, but as the left leg is completely separate joint, it would also be covered at a separate occasion, the bilateral refers to the ligaments in the individual knees. The injury to each knee is independant of the other knee if that makes sense. They would only ever cover one procedure on one knee, if one cruciate in the knee goes and you have a procedure for that, if the other ligament were to go, they wouldn't cover a procedure for it.
This diagram shows you the posterior and anterior ligaments, when both go it's called a bilateral rupture, but one can go without the other going.
I have just spoken to OH bout the appt with them, Lilly definately has a bilateral rupture in the left, but they think Boof may only have a single rupture, their xrays will confirm, either way it will be surgery for them both!