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Cruciate Basics
Surgery Overview
Surgery Overview

Cruciate Injury in Dogs

Cruciate injuries are a common cause of lameness in dogs. Injuries often occur when a dog is running, changes direction, and inadvertently causes too much strain on the knee. This can result in partial or full tears of the cruciate ligament, and is very painful. Dogs will often yelp right afterward and will have difficulty putting weight on the affected joint. Overweight dogs and dogs with pre existing leg conditions can be more prone to cruciate injuries. For some dogs, cruciate injuries can happen slowly over time. Surgery is the gold-standard treatment option for dogs with most cruciate injuries. It can reduce their pain and restore their quality of life. If you believe your dog may have suffered a cruciate injury, please call us now so that we can perform an examination and advise you on the best path forward.

TPLO Surgery

For most dogs with cruciate injuries, TPLO surgery is the best option for recovery. Prior to surgery, our team will use digital radiography to carefully plan the procedure. During the procedure, our surgical team will reposition the tibial plateau so that the knee will remain stable enough to bare weight. Any meniscus damage will be repaired as well. After the procedure, x-rays will be used to evaluate knee function and guide post operative care. We will create a plan for your dog’s rehabilitation and will teach you how to care for them during this process. Your dog’s prognosis will likely be excellent, and we will help you every step of the way. Call us now, and we’ll make the difference!

TPLO Surgery

For most dogs with cruciate injuries, TPLO surgery is the best option for recovery. Prior to surgery, our team will use digital radiography to carefully plan the procedure. During the procedure, our surgical team will reposition the tibial plateau so that the knee will remain stable enough to bare weight. Any meniscus damage will be repaired as well. After the procedure, x-rays will be used to evaluate knee function and guide post operative care. We will create a plan for your dog’s rehabilitation and will teach you how to care for them during this process. Your dog’s prognosis will likely be excellent, and we will help you every step of the way. Call us now, and we’ll make the difference!