Common Knee Problems in Dogs
Does your dog suffer from either a torn ligament or luxating patella? These are very common conditions in big and small dogs respectively. Below is some information to help you understand what has happened to your pet, how it can be fixed, and what our clinic charges for these services.
Torn ACL Ligament
This is a common condition in younger (1-3 years old), larger animals. Genetics is the major contributing cause, and many times trauma plays no part. There are a few different surgeries that have been developed to fix this, and if you click on the link below, we can explain the pros/cons of each procedure.
Medial Patellar Luxation
This is a common condition in smaller dogs, where the groove that their knee-cap sits in gets so shallow that the knee-cap pops out of place occasionally. When this happens, they usually limp on that leg for a few minutes, and it can be painful. There is basically only one way to surgically fix this - and the results are usually very good. Click below for more details.