Cruciate surgery for dogs is one of the most common surgeries done by veterinarians. The cruciate ligament (CrCl) of the dog is one of the main stabilising ligaments of the stifle (knee) joint. Cruciate ligament injury in the dog is one of the most common causes of hind-limb lameness (limping), and this condition requires surgery. Options for cruciate surgery for your dog in Melbourne include a traditional ‘extra-capsular’ procedure using strong nylon suture (which is generally recommended for smaller dogs), or more advanced procedures including a tibial plateau-levelling osteotomy (TPLO), tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) or other specialist orthopaedic surgery.
If your dog needs cruciate ligament surgery, call Centre for Animal Referral & Emergency (CARE) today on (03) 9417 6417.