Cruciate ligament disease
Cranial cruciate ligament disease is common, causing lameness and osteoarthritis of the stifle (knee) joint. At Wear Referrals in County Durham, we treat this condition with Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO). The evidence base supports this surgery as offering a superior clinical result to other techniques.
Patella (kneecap) luxation is a common cause of lameness, especially in small-breed dogs. This condition is commonly corrected by deepening the groove the patella should run in, coupled with tightening or loosening the soft tissues and transposing the tibial tuberosity. Less frequently, if significant deformity is present in the femur or tibia, corrective osteotomy of the bone can be performed.
Total knee replacement
Canine total knee replacement is a procedure reserved for patients with severe osteoarthritis of this joint. We use the BioMedtrix total knee replacement system and have experience of both cemented and cementless implants.