Cruciate Ligament Surgery

A common orthopaedic problem in dogs is the rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament. This results in an unstable joint, pain, lameness and arthritis. Surgery is needed to stabilise the joint which reduces pain, eliminates lameness and helps prevent the progression of arthritis. The symptoms of a CCL injury can range from a swelling on the inside of the knee to a mild limp to severe lameness.