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Cruciate ligament rupture (torn knee ligaments) Owner Factsheet

Cruciate ligament rupture is the famous knee injury of professional footballers. It is surprisingly common in dogs too. If the ligaments are damaged they need to be replaced during an operation on the knee. After the operation most dogs return to full athletic fitness.

What are the cruciate ligaments?

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How do they get damaged?

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What are the signs of cruciate ligament damage?

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How will my vet know what is wrong with my dog?

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Is there any treatment for cruciate ligament damage?

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What will happen to my dog after the operation?

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Will my dog get better?

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