Articles with cruciate ligament injuries

Simitri Stable in Stride: Islay’s Knee Injury and Repair

Simitri Stable in Stride: Islay’s Knee Injury and Repair

Islay’s mom, Judith Brown, shares their experience with Simitri Stable in Stride to repair a ruptured cruciate ligament. Islay is a 7-year-old Gordon Setter female, she is the fifth generation of my own breeding program. I have been breeding GordonSetters under the Sassenach Prefix for 35 years. Islay is an extremely active athletic dog, she’s my competition girl. I’ve not…

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PRP for CCL Injuries: Cookie’s PRP Treatment for Partial Cruciate (CCL/ACL) Tear Update and Considering the Future

PRP for CCL Injuries: Cookie’s PRP Treatment for Partial Cruciate (CCL/ACL) Tear Update and Considering the Future

Can regenerative therapy treat canine partial cruciate injuries? When I have an option to chose between surgery or regenerative therapy, I am always willing to consider regenerative therapy first. Platelet-rich plasma treatment is what we decided to try to treat Cookie’s partial CCL tears. Our experience A long time has passed since Cookie’s treatment. It is time to review how…

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Simitri Stable in Stride Stabilization: A Unique Surgical Option to Treat Cruciate Injuries in Dogs—Interview with Dr. Neil Embleton, Co-Inventor of Simitri Stable in Stride

Simitri Stable in Stride Stabilization: A Unique Surgical Option to Treat Cruciate Injuries in Dogs—Interview with Dr. Neil Embleton, Co-Inventor of Simitri Stable in Stride

Not a whole lot has changed in surgical options for the treatment of canine cruciate injuries in quite a while. A few years back, the Triple Tibial Osteotomy (TTO) made its debut in New Zealand. It’s a hybrid between the TPLO and TTA surgeries and I actually quite liked it even though it still quite invasive. However, whether it is…

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Physical Therapy for Full CCL Tears

Physical Therapy for Full CCL Tears

After surgery, physical therapy for full CCL tears should begin upon removal of the sutures, at 10-14 days post-op. You should get instructions from the surgeon on what to do during those first two weeks.  Physical therapy for full CCL tears weeks 2-6 During weeks two through six, the dog should start to bear weight on the limb and take…

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