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    ACL surgery

    Like in people, dogs can tear their ACLs. ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. You may also hear people refer to this ligament as CCL (cranial cruciate ligament), which is the correct anatomic term for dogs and cats. The ACL is a ligament which helps to stabilize the knee. There can be a partial or complete rupture of the ligament usually secondary to trauma. Surgical repair is the best option for most patients with an ACL rupture. The goal of surgery is to help stabilize the knee and delay the onset of arthritis. At Meridian Veterinary Hospital we offer two different extracapsular types of stabilization methods, the Flow technique and the Tight Rope. The type of surgery performed is dependent on the patient. Our surgeons are available for surgical consults and will provide you with detailed information on ACL ruptures, surgical repair, and the recovery process.