Juno : Cruciate ligaments

Golden retriever Juno was referred to us for surgery to stabilise a ruptured cruciate ligament. 

This is a common cause of hindlimb lameness in our canine patients, and can cause the knee joint to over-extend and rotate. 

We performed tibial plateau levelling osteotomy surgery, which is the most common orthopaedic procedure given to dogs. 

The surgery involves changing the angle at the top of the tibia, cutting the tibia bone, and rotating and stabilising the area using an advanced locking plate system. 

After surgery, we saw Juno for the next six weeks to take x-rays and check that her bone was healing – which we are happy to say that it was!