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THE DOG'S KNEE-Treatment Options: Part 4 of 6 in a Series

Sep, 20

PART 4 - TREATMENT OPTIONS There are both medical and surgical treatment options for patients suffering from cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR). Medical management is sometimes considered to be more conservative than surgical treatment. It is important to understand, however, that medical management for CCLR in dogs can be very extensive and expensive.  The choice to pursue surgical management may be...

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THE DOG'S KNEE: Part 2 of 6 in a Series

Sep, 14

ABOUT ACL AND CCL INJURIES - PART 2 The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), equivalent to the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL in people, is responsible for limiting hyperextension of the stifle (knee), limiting internal rotation of the tibia in relation to the femur, and to prevent forward sliding/drawer motion of the tibia in relation to the femur. Cranial cruciate ligament...

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Condition Breakdown: Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injuries

Apr, 14

Do you know that cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries are one of the most commonly seen sporting dog injuries seen by veterinarians?   If you’re in dog sports, chances are you know someone whose dog has suffered CCL injury.  Have you ever found yourself asking how a CCL injury occurs and how you can make every best attempt to prevent your dog...

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Luxating Patella in Dogs

Mar, 25

Patella luxation is a common problem, especially in small dogs, but it can cause issues in dogs of any size. Also referred to as slip knee, patella luxation can cause issues like cartilage damage, inflammation, pain, and even ligament tears. But by knowing how to recognize the signs of patella luxation in a dog and understanding what can be done...

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AN OVERVIEW OF CCL INJURY IN DOGS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS

Dec, 13

A CCL injury in dogs is the most common reason for canine orthopedic surgeries. Dogs tear or rupture their CCL (cranial cruciate ligament), also called ACL, through running, jumping, and heavy impact. A CCL injury can also be due to a congenital knee condition called patellar luxation, which is more common in small dogs. No matter the cause, a torn...

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