I took my 2 year old RIR to the vet today because she has been hoping on one leg for a few days. Turns out it's fractured and the vet referred me to a specialist who wants to do the surgery immediately for a potential cost of $1,000. The vet said that we can't be sure if it will heal or if it does heal she will probably walk with a limp. I have her inside the house, in a box with lots of shavings but I don't know what to do. I don't understand how vets can justify such a cost. Any ideas or experiences with this sort of thing would help immensely! I included a picture of the x-ray the fracture is just above the "hip" right in the middle. You can see a sliver sticking out. The vet said that the muscles contract with a fracture making the bones overlap and that could keep it from healing right on it's own. SIGH!