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What can I do for my dog before and after torn ACL?
Dec 15, 2022 | Conditions & Solutions | 3 | 27 | 0
What can I do for my dog before and after torn ACL?

An ACL tear in dogs is a knee injury that occurs when a dog fully or partially tears their cruciate ligament. 

 

All dogs are at potential risk of tearing their ACL. According to research, no one particular age, gender, or breed of dog has been pinpointed as being most at risk. 

Additionally, overweight dogs are at greater risk of rupturing their ACL ligament than healthy, well-conditioned dogs.

 

Why ACL/CCL is a Common Knee Problems in Dogs?

 

  1. The Vast Majority of Dogs are Overweight
  2. Dogs’ knees are always bent therefore there is constant tension on the dog’s ACL ligament
  3. Bad Breeding and Hip Dysplasia

  4. Lack of recognizing early warning signs

 If you could recognize your dog early symptoms and take them to the vet, your pet coud be treated in time.

 

What Are The Torn ACL Signs?

 

Pet owners often report hearing their dog “yelp” in pain and then start limping after their dog injures the ACL. But in many cases, the pet owner never hears any cry and all of a sudden notices their dog limping or not putting any weight on the hind leg.

Here are some simple guidelines to follow:

 

1. If your dog is not putting any weight on the hind leg and is holding it up, then there is a very good chance they may have a FULL tear of their ACL.

2. On the other hand, if your dog is just slightly limping or using the leg but not putting full weight on it, then there is a good chance they may have a PARTIAL tear of their ACL.An ACL tear in dogs is a knee injury that occurs when a dog fully or partially tears their cruciate ligament. Partially tears could be treated and healed without surgery.

 

 

Surgical Options:

 

There are several surgical techniques to choose from. Your veterinarian can help you decide which surgical procedure is best for your dog.

 

 

What Is The Prognosis For My Dog?

 

Early diagnosis and treatment are critical for improving the long-term prognosis and will minimize the progression of Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) or arthritis. The worst-case scenarios are the dogs who have a partial tear that goes undiagnosed for a long time. The chronic instability in the joints leads to arthritis and the compensation leads to potential injury to the other legs.

Though reported statistics vary, it is estimated that on average 30-50% of dogs who tear one ACL will tear the opposite ACL within a few years. 

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