The ACL is also called the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL). A tear or rupture of the ACL/CCL is the number one orthopedic issue in dogs. Surgical repair of torn ACLs is a multi-billion dollar industry in veterinary practices in North America. 30% of do
Reggie is an 8 year old Cocker Spaniel who has suffered bilateral tears of his cruciate ligaments, which would be equivalent to an ACL tear in a human. Reggie uses his OrthoPets stifle orthoses to support the joints and help keep him more mobile while he also takes part in some rehabilitation with one of our Partner Clinics, A Well Adjusted Pet in Pacifica, CA. Reggie is doing great in both of his devices and is happy to be able to get around again! #orthopets #dogprosthetic #dogbrace
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Arcuate sign - a subtle but important avulsion fracture of the proximal fibula at the site of arcuate ligament complex insertion. It is associated with cruciate ligament injury in around 90% of cases and represents an unstable posterolateral corner injury. When detected, the arcuate sign should prompt further evaluation with MRI and referral to an orthopaedic surgeon.