Repair of CCLR (Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture)
The CCL (or CrCL) is called the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in humans, and it can partially or completely rupture. One of the following three surgical procedures may be recommended.
- Extra-capsular stabilizing suture
- TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)
- TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)
Patellar Luxations: Medial (MPL) and Lateral (LPL)
Related terms: Slipped Knee Cap; Dislocating Knee Cap; Luxating Patella
Depending on the extent and degree of disease progression, one or more surgical techniques may be used to address the problem.
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) results in instability of the hip joint and subsequent deformation and degeneration.
- DPO/TPO (Double or Triple Pelvic Osteotomy), an option for immature dogs with CHD but no arthritic changes.
- FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy)
Other Surgeries (a sampling, not a complete list)
- Gastropexy, to treat Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) (related terms: Bloat; Gastric Torsion; Stomach Torsion; Twisted Stomach)
- Cesarean Section
- Anal Gland Removal
- Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
- Fracture Repair