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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair

There are many ways to surgical repair a torn ACL in the dog. Some very good, some not so good.

When choosing a surgeon for your dogs knee, be sure to select one who has significant experience with more advanced methods treating this complex orthopedic problem. Be sure to discuss the merits of the different procedures before deciding how to proceed. 

At Shaw Pet and Equine Hospitals we do many knee surgeries and in most cases of ACL rupture we will recommend either a TPLO or a TightRope repair technique.

Click the drop down links under ACL surgery to explore more information about these methods. You will also find an abundance of good information on these procedures by a simple Google search.

If your dog has been diagnosed with a torn ACL by another veterinarian and you would like a no-charge individual consultation to discuss surgical options, please call us and book an appointment with Dr. Shaw.

Please note that Dr. Shaw has taken specific training in stifle surgery including TPLO and TightRope repair techniques and is routinely performing ACL surgery in all sizes of dogs.




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Saanichton, BC V8M 1S8
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