Dr. Timothy Jordan is a skilled and respected veterinary orthopedic surgeon, providing a wide variety of advanced procedures for patients at Montgomery Animal Clinic as well as those referred from other veterinary facilities. He has performed over 3000 orthopedic surgeries in his career, and we are proud to now be a resource for these services in the community.
Those procedures 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.