Joint issues

Large Dog Extracapsular Repair: ACL/CCL Injuries In Dogs—Xena’s Story

Large Dog Extracapsular Repair: ACL/CCL Injuries In Dogs—Xena’s Story

Extracapsular Lateral Suture Stabilization (ELSS), or simply extracapsular repair is a surgical procedure that provides stability to a canine stifle after a cruciate ligament tear. A leg with an unstable knee is dysfunctional, painful, and arthritis follows fast. The available treatment options include surgical, regenerative and conservative solutions. The goal of any treatment for ruptured cruciate ligaments is restoring stability…

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Canine Luxating Patella: Surgical Repair Options for Patellar Luxation in Dogs

Canine Luxating Patella: Surgical Repair Options for Patellar Luxation in Dogs

Luxating patella is the dislocation of the kneecap–the small bone in front of the knee joint. Your veterinarian might recommend surgical intervention for patellar luxation grade II or higher. Kneecap anatomy At the top, the kneecap attaches to the quadriceps tendon and at the bottom to the patellar ligament. The kneecap not only protects the front of the knee. It also…

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