You’ve come to the right place to heal your pet’s CCL tears. Cranial cruciate ligament tears are the number one injury we see at our practice. Our team members are experts in the latest treatments for CCL tears.
We have many treatment options from physical therapy, bracing, regenerative medicine, clinical studies, and surgical referrals.
Check out Mowgli the boxer. He went from full CCL tear with meniscal tear at the age of 14 back up to hiking after a few months of physical therapy.
One of the most common conditions we treat here at Walking Paws Rehab is a Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury. If your pet has a cranial cruciate injury, it can be difficult to understand all your options and know what’s best for your pet. We are here to help you navigate through the process so you can make an informed decision.
Let’s start with the basics. The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is a structure inside the knee joint that helps provide stability. The image below gives you an idea of what this ligament looks like.
When the ligament is intact, it helps prevent the bottom bone, the tibia, from sliding forward in relation to the top bone, the femur. However, when it becomes damaged we lose some of that stability and the tibia will shift forward against the femur every time your pet puts weight on their leg. The image below depicts this abnormal movement.