Dog's torn ligament needs surgical correction

02/26/2012 | Blade (Toledo, Ohio), The

Surgery is recommended for cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs, writes veterinarian Gary Thompson, who responds to a questioning owner whose dog likely ruptured both crucial ligaments. Without surgical correction, the mechanics of a dog's knee don't allow for healing, and the dog develops pain and arthritis and often ends up rupturing the ligament in the other knee.

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