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Cranial Cruciate Surgery
Anterior or Cranial Cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most common orthopedic injuries that veterinarians see dogs. There are many repair techniques available to repair this injury. We repair Cranial Cruciate tears with several techniques. Leveling osteotomies are usually the best surgery for this injury. The TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) or CBLO (Cora Based Levelingl Osteotomy) are considered the best surgeries to utilize for the correction of the steep angles of the tibial plateau, that is considered the primary reason the Cranial Cruciate Ligament tears. At Coulter Animal Hospital, we prefer to utilize the CBLO procedure. The CBLO or CORA technique ( center of rotation of angulation ) has several advantages over the other cruciate repair surgeries. We also utilize the Arthrex systems called SwiveLock or FASTak. This system uses a proven technique that has superior strength to other external suture techniques.
Click on this link to see the Arthrex SwiveLock surgical technique for 20 - 50 lb. dogs:
Click on this link to see the Arthrex FASTak surgical technique for less than 20 lb. dogs:
Cranial Cruciate Rupture (click on condition for more information)