At our clinic, our veterinarians offer a wide range of surgical services, from simple to complex operations. We occasionally refer our patients to specialists (board-certified veterinary surgeons) to carry out complex surgeries when specialized tools or training will be helpful because we want to guarantee that they get the best possible outcome. To ensure that your pet receives a safe anesthetic, our veterinary experts will take the necessary steps. Before surgery, we examine your pet physically, run preoperative tests, monitor them throughout the procedure, and administer painkillers while they recuperate.
A crucial ligament in the canine knee is the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), also known as the ACL in humans.
Please keep in mind that prompt treatment is the main priority. Recognize that after an injury, a joint will never function as well as it did before the injury! With surgery, we can significantly improve it.
The primary ligament in a dog’s knee is called the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL). It is frequently referred to as an ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, in humans. When weight is put on the knee, it stops the femur from crossing over the top of the tibia. You can feel a drawer movement in the knee when the ligament is torn. A CCL rupture can be identified by your veterinarian by feeling the movement of the drawer. The majority of the time, an anesthetic is necessary to achieve total relaxation. A radiograph cannot accurately identify a CCL rupture. Just prior to surgery, we’ll radiograph your dog to make sure the limb is free of any other issues.