We have access to the skills of Dr. Timothy Jordan, one of our region’s most skilled, experienced veterinary orthopedic surgeons. As a board-certified surgeon, he has performed over 3000 orthopedic surgeries in his career, and he provides a wide variety of procedures for patients at our hospital.
Those operations include the various options for repair of the cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL.
It’s extremely common for dogs—especially older and overweight dogs—to rupture their CCL, which is found in the knee and is the canine equivalent of the human anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL.
When a dog ruptures this ligament, their knee joint becomes unstable and they will limp on the affected limb. Because CCL tears cause such significant mobility issues for pets, it’s important to get these injuries treated as quickly as possible.
To treat this condition, we recommend a procedure called a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy or TPLO for dogs weighing more than twenty pounds. For smaller dogs and cats, we repair the torn CCL using a technique called extracapsular repair or lateral suture.
Dr. Jordan has extensive experience in both procedures and will consult with you about the preferred method for your pet. The best surgical option for your dog will generally depend on the size and age of your dog.
Dr. Jordan is also skilled in many other orthopedic procedures including:
- Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL)
- Fracture repair
- Meniscal (cartilage) repair
- FHO/TPO/DPO procedures for hip joints
Click here for more information on Dr. Jordan and the orthopedic options available. Please feel free to call us at 919-781-0696 with any questions you may have about surgery or to schedule a consultation.