Pet Torn Cruciate Ligament Surgery in Toledo, OH
A ruptured ligament in the knee is called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans or cranial cruciate ligament (CrCl) in dogs; this is one of the most common orthopedic problems that our furry family members can encounter.
WHAT DOES A TORN CRANIAL CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (CRCL) MEAN?
The Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CrCl or ACL) is the main ligament stabilizing the knee joint. It connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and prevents the lower leg from sliding forward. Tearing of the ligament can occur in young and old dogs alike, and short-term is a very painful injury that, if untreated, leads to severe arthritic changes in the knee.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS TO TREAT A TORN CRANIAL CRUCIATE LIGAMENT?
There are three main and effective methods to provide stability to the canine knee. A Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), a Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), or a lateral suture/imbrications (LSS).
TPLO (TIBIAL PLATEAU LEVELING OSTEOTOMY)
TTA (TIBIAL TUBEROSITY ADVANCEMENT)
The TTA is a geometric modifying procedure where the attachment of the patellar tendon is advanced to 90 degrees from the tibial plateau. This allows the quadriceps muscles of the thigh to keep the knee stable. Some dogs are not candidates for this procedure, and a TPLO or CBLO may be the best choice.
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