Cruciate Ligament Surgery

The cruciate ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that attaches the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). Essentially, it is a torn knee ligament. More commonly than cats, a dog, can tear their cruciate ligament by trauma or can rupture in older pets from long term use. Other factors like genetics, physical condition, and conformation can cause a torn ligament. Some dog breeds, like Labradors and Boxers, are more prone to having this injury. It is almost always recommended by veterinarians to perform surgery to repair the ligament. There are a couple of surgical options that use different methods to repair the ligament.

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Hosptial services include but are not limited to:

  • Canine and Feline Heartworm testing
  • In house CBC and biochemical blood testing
  • Complete urinalysis
  • In house screening for internal parasites
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Emergency Care
  • Grooming
  • X-rays
  • CT Scan (with 3D Imaging and contrast)
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental Cleaning and Extractions
  • Mass (lump) testing (biopsies, aspirates etc.)
  • Routine and advanced surgical procedures
  • Microchips

Specialty surgeries include but are not limited to: