Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair for Dogs: Your Options
Which surgery will best fix your dog’s cranial cruciate ligament tear? Here are the factors to consider in the decision.
The truth is, we do not have a perfect solution for cranial cruciate ligament tears in dogs. Research is constantly evolving and we are still in search of the perfect fix. In humans, a synthetic or biologic ligament is placed where the damaged ligament used to sit. This was tried in dogs, but the outcomes were never good. The replacement ligaments were just not well tolerated. Consequently, something different had to be done.