Canine Cruciate Rupture is a very common knee injury in a dog, requiring orthopedic surgery. Hilton Animal Hospital, in Newport News, offers advanced veterinary surgical procedures, knee surgery, for Canine Cruciate Repair, including the Arthrex TightRope Procedure, CLICK .
The Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) in the dog knee, also referred to as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in humans, connects the back of the femur (the bone above the knee) with the front of the tibia (the bone below the knee). The CCL is responsible for keeping the tibia in place beneath the femur and stabilizing the knee joint. Cranial Cruciate Disease Overview [PDF]
Our veterinary hospital performs cruciate repair surgery routinely and is conveniently located in Newport News, adjacent to Hampton, Virginia and serves the Hampton Roads area including Norfolk, Suffolk, Smithfield and as far as Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, Virginia.