Articles with cruciate ligament injuries

Assessing Lameness in Dogs: Measuring Leg Circumference—Cookie’s PRP Treatment for Partial Cruciate (CCL/ACL) Tear and Leg Circumference

Assessing Lameness in Dogs: Measuring Leg Circumference—Cookie’s PRP Treatment for Partial Cruciate (CCL/ACL) Tear and Leg Circumference

Muscle mass measurements are a useful tool to evaluate the use of limbs. The following methods can estimate muscle mass: limb circumference measurements ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) Measuring leg circumference is an option that is readily available and affordable. Further information: Assessing and Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes Jasmine’s vet always said that…

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CBLO Surgery Complications: Lightning Bolt’s Knee Injury and Surgery Disaster

CBLO Surgery Complications: Lightning Bolt’s Knee Injury and Surgery Disaster

When your dog sustains a serious injury it is always difficult to figure out what is the best treatment option. When the recommended treatment means surgery, it gets even more challenging. A surgical intervention always comes with risks. Knee repair surgeries are successful for most dogs. However, potential surgical complications range from minor to severe and include: anesthesia complications surgical…

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TightRope® CCL Fixation System: Dorie’s Knee Surgery

TightRope® CCL Fixation System: Dorie’s Knee Surgery

The TightRope surgery was developed as an upgrade to the lateral suture stabilization (LSS) for cruciate injuries in dogs. Is it a better technique with better results? Both techniques have their risks to reward ratio. While stronger than surgical suture, the perception is that the patented braided TightRope material is the main reason for potential complications. It has, however, worked…

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