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Cruciate Ligaments

Cruciate Ligaments

A ruptured ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] is every footballer/netballer/dog owner’s worst nightmare. ACL injuries are a common cause of sudden, non weight bearing, hind limb lameness in the dog and most require surgery. A functioning ACL prevents forward translocation and rotation of the tibia during weight bearing. Without one the knee joint quickly becomes inflamed, […]