Tendon and ligament injuries are common in sporting dogs. Not only does a tendon or ligament injury diminish performance, but it may also end your dog's career. Tendon and ligament injuries often occur in young dogs, showing up as … [Read more...]
Dog Torn Ligament
Pet parents also have alternative treatment options for dog allergies, dog cancer, dog cushing’s disease, dog pain and dog torn ligaments.
Before elaborating on the risk factors, let’s review the typical events associated with dog ligament damage. The canine cruciate ligament is the thick fibrous band of connective tissue stabilizing the knee, much like a bungee … [Read more...]
TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) is another commonly performed surgery for a torn ACL in dogs generally performed by board-certified surgeons. It is not necessary to explain the exact surgical procedure since the goals of a TTA are … [Read more...]
Many surgical treatment options are available for cranial cruciate ligament injury. Probably the most common and most recommended by surgical experts is the TPLO. TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling … [Read more...]
The extracapsular method of stabilizing a dog’s torn ACL is most commonly performed by general practitioners because of its simplicity and cost. Sometimes, the extracapsular technique is referred to as the “fishing line … [Read more...]
Prolotherapy, also known as nonsurgical ligament reconstruction, is a medical treatment for cruciate ligament tears and the associated pain. “Prolo” is short for proliferation. The treatment induces the proliferation (growth, … [Read more...]