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CCL Repair

CCL Repair

Don’t let a cranial cruciate ligament injury slow your four-legged best friend down

Does your dog limp or refuse to put weight on one of their back paws?

They could have a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). The CCL is a ligament that connects the bone above the knee to the bone beneath the knee. In humans, it is known as the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). While dogs don’t technically have an ACL, the terms ACL and CCL are sometimes used interchangeably, even in the veterinary field. 

If your dog has a torn CCL, we can help. We perform CCL repair surgery in Little Elm and are here to get your canine companion back on their paws as quickly as possible. 
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Causes of CCL Injuries

Many things can lead to CCL injuries in dogs. A few of the most common causes include: 
  • Traumatic injury
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Obesity and poor physical fitness
  • Immune-mediated disease
  • Bacteria in the joint
  • Excessive slope of the tibia plateau

Does My Dog Need CCL Surgery?

Bringing your canine companion in for an exam is the only way to determine for certain if they have a CCL injury. However, there are a few symptoms to watch for at home. Back leg pain following physical activity that slowly improves with time but leads to stiffness could indicate a torn CCL. A torn CCL can also cause mild-to-moderate lameness after intense physical activity.

Is CCL Repair Worthwhile?

Sending your pet in for surgery is a big decision. As your pet’s veterinarian, we are here to help. A torn CCL can cause chronic pain and limit your pet’s mobility. After CCL repair surgery, however, most dogs can use their injured leg again within days. Complications are rare, and roughly 90 to 95 percent of CCL repair surgeries have good-to-excellent outcomes.

Are There Any Alternatives to Surgery?

In most cases, surgery is the best course of action. However, certain non-surgical approaches may help if your pet is unable to undergo surgery. We may recommend pain management to keep them comfortable along with certain supplements. Modified exercise and weight management are vital for pets with CCL injuries, as well. 
CCL Surgery in Little Elm

CCL Surgery in Little Elm

Don’t let a cranial cruciate ligament injury slow your four-legged best friend down. At SimpleVet Pet Hospital, we perform CCL surgery in Little Elm and will take every precaution to ensure the best possible outcome for your beloved companion. Please call now to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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SimpleVet Pet Hospital performs CCL repair surgery for dogs in Little Elm, Frisco, Prosper, Aubrey, Denton, and the surrounding areas.

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26744 E University Dr, Suite 200
Little Elm, TX

We're always available for you
at the following times:

Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm

After Hours Veterinary Emergency Hospital

Please contact and take your pet to the nearest Veterinary Urgent Care/Emergency Hospital for any after hours, urgent/emergency care needs your pet may have.

Frisco Emergency Pet Care
Address: 10150 Legacy Dr, #500, Frisco, TX 75033
Phone: (469) 287-6767

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