Cranial cruciate ligament injury in dogs is one of the most common causes of hind leg lameness presented to veterinarians. It is also commonly referred to as an ACL injury.

The cranial cruciate ligament stabilizes the stifle during weight bearing and movement. When the cranial cruciate ligament is ruptured it results in instability of the stifle joint, called cranial tibial thrust.

Surgery often needs to be performed to eliminate this instability or cranial tibial thrust.

We routinely perform the TPLO procedure for Cranial Cruciate Ligament rupture on dogs of all sizes from Chihuahuas to Great Danes.

Cruciate ligament surgeries available at Colyton Veterinary Hospital:

  1. TPLO
  2. TTA
  3. CBLO
  4. Tightrope
  5. Lateral De-angelis Suture

If you suspect your dog has ruptured its cruciate ligament, please phone Colyton Veterinary Hospital on 02 9673 1006 to make an appointment with our experienced surgeons.