Here at Aztec Animal Hospital, we are fully equipped to help your dog when he is injured. One of the most common knee injuries in dogs is a cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL, tear. This ligament is comparable to that of a human’s ACL, so you can imagine how painful an injury like this can be for a dog. When a dog is experiencing a CCL tear, he will most likely not be able to walk and will be in a great deal of pain. If left untreated, a CCL tear can lead to further, permanent damage to the affected area and the onset of osteoarthritis.
Our team here at Aztec Animal Hospital is highly trained in treating CCL tears, and we are here to support your pet through each step of the repair and healing process. If you believe your pet has suffered a CCL injury, we recommend bringing him in as soon as possible so that we can identify the problem and prevent any further damage. Surgery is most often required to repair CCL tears, and our specialists will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your pet’s treatment and post-operative care.
For more information about our surgical options or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (480) 945-6800.