All dogs have the potential of tearing their CCL – that is, the canine cruciate ligament. If your dog has torn their CCL and you are looking for a veterinarian in Raleigh, NC to help, then Leesville Animal Hospital can help!
Pictured above is the knee of an 80lb Labrador retriever, Jet, three weeks after his CCL repair surgery. We are happy to report that Jet is now 15 years old, his CCL surgery five years ago was a complete success, and by following the post-op instructions that we provided to Jet’s owner, he made it through without damage to his other CCL! Here at Leesville, we have plenty of clients like Jet!
CCL repair is one of our more common surgeries and we know what it takes to not only repair a CCL but, we know what it takes to maintain that repair and avoid injury to the other knee!
Our team of veterinarians, surgeons, and vet tech’s pull together for all of our CCL repair clients to ensure a successful surgery and a custom pre-op and post-op schedule. What does this mean? It means that as well as setting you up with one of the most experienced CCL repair surgeons in the Raleigh area, we also implement an educational program so that you can manage your pet’s recovery at home, and a physical therapy schedule that will improve strength and movement in your dog’s affected joint. These different approaches come together to form a comprehensive plan that will work to promote faster, more successful healing. This means less “downtime” for your dog and less expense for you!
Still have concerns about putting your dog through CCL surgery? Don’t worry, it’s natural to be concerned about any type of surgery! We encourage you to ask us questions about what might be the best healing approach for your dog, what you can do to better assist your dog during their injury, and any concerns that you might have about putting your dog through CCL repair surgery. We are here to help, so don’t be afraid to call and make an appointment so that we can sit down together and make a plan of treatment for your dog!
Just pick up the phone and call us at (919)870-7000