CCL injuries

CCL Surgery Complications: My Love Is Sleeping At My Feet

CCL Surgery Complications: My Love Is Sleeping At My Feet

Any surgery can bring complications. CCL surgeries are no different. Every type comes with a list of potential complications; some more predictable and avoidable than others. This story was submitted by one of my readers, who wishes to remain anonymous. It is not fair that some dogs have been dealt such terrible cards. But love overcomes much! My love and…

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Canine Extracapsular Repair: Sandy’s Extracapsular Repair

Canine Extracapsular Repair: Sandy’s Extracapsular Repair

The extracapsular repair is an old technique but it can work and it is the least invasive surgical technique to date. It is not recommended for large dogs but it can be done successfully. It is, however, more vulnerable during the post-op recovery. Thank you, Luanne, for sharing Sandy’s story. Sandy’s story Sandy’s conservative management for her ACL injury had…

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Cruciate Tear Conservative Management: Sandy’s Story

Cruciate Tear Conservative Management: Sandy’s Story

Can conservative, non-surgical solution work for canine cruciate ligament tears in large dogs? The best answer to the above question is that it depends. It depends on the type and degree of the tear overall health, and condition of the dog the solution used and the ability to get your dog to cooperate Is there any harm in trying? The…

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Triple Tibial Osteotomy: My Two Cents on TTO Cruciate Repair

Triple Tibial Osteotomy: My Two Cents on TTO Cruciate Repair

Don’t let your veterinarian present you with a single option for surgical repair of your dog’s torn cruciate ligament. It does matter whether your surgeon is comfortable with any particular procedure. However, it is also important to discuss or research all available options. Figuring out how you want to treat your dog injured knee is an important decision. Surgery is…

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