Canine Cruciate Surgery: Natural Graft Technique - Astonlee Veterinary Hospital Listing ID: 1785

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At Astonlee Veterinary Hospital, we have 35 years experience in treating cranial cruciate rupture injuries in dogs. There are a variety of techniques used, but biological graft replacement surgery is the technique that we prefer to use for this type of injury. This is because it’s non-invasive, relatively economic, and has a 30-year track record at our hospital. We believe that by doing this, we won’t make one of the most painful dog injuries even worse.

The first picture shows the different between the two options, in humans. The graft replacement technique (on the left) is used in human surgery throughout the world, chosen for the best athletes, footballers & Olympic skiers. A graft replacement technique is available at Astonlee Veterinary Hospital

There are a number of testimonials relating to our Cruciate Surgery on our Client Testmonials page so click on 'Visit my Website' to read them and give us a call on 01908 942228 if you would like to know more.   There are two testimonials relating to this surgery below

“Legs Stronger than 7 Years Ago”
"When Casper, my white boxer dog, first started to limp, we suspected perhaps a thorn or some other foreign body had lodged in his hind foot. Being a young dog, we did not for 1 minute think beyond this simple explanation for the cause of his temporary walking problem.

2 weeks on and still no sign of improvement, so we took Casper along to see the veterinary surgeon, Paul Manning in Newport Pagnell, Casper’s consultant since he left the protection of the whelping cage aged 8 weeks.

Even before examining Casper, Paul had a very good idea what was causing the now-pronounced limp. The examination proved his initial diagnosis; a possible break or fraying of the cruciate ligament, which meant (unfortunately for Casper) an operation to mend the offending soft tissue injury/defect.

Paul opted for a procedure that has been around since the fifties; a less invasive surgery using part of the patient’s own tissue to repair the damage. To date, Casper has been the unfortunate victim to have had the problem in both rear legs, but thanks to the skill and method used, Casper has gone on to live a full, active, and extremely energetic lifestyle.

Casper is now coming up to his tenth birthday. His legs are perhaps stronger now than they were 7 years before surgery."

"Message from a dog who had been lame"
My name is TAZI. I am a 12-year-old border collie, and boy, do I love life. I can run and keep up with the young ones; I play, climb, and enjoy myself. I’ve just had a week’s holiday in the Lake District, and did a lot of climbing up steep rocky fells and slopes. I really did well, so my mum said. And listen to this; I’ve had 2 new back legs, one when I as about 8 years old, the other 1 year later when I was about 9 years old."

Cruciate I think they are called. Anyway, my vet Dr Paul Manning is so good at it he sorted me out and now I am good as new with my 2 new legs, my mum will always be grateful to him.

Anyway, thanks for listening. Bye for now,


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