Chase is a bouncy, energetic two-year-old Labrador; he presented with ongoing Left Hind lameness.

Following examination & radiography, Chase was diagnosed with cruciate ligament disease in his Left Hind leg. The cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) in dogs is the same as the “anterior” cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans. In the vast majority of dogs, the cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) ruptures as a result of long-term degeneration, whereby the fibres within the ligament weaken over time.

Chase’s family decided to have the leg surgically treated at Triage Vets. He was booked in for Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery.

Our orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Andre Costa Pereira performed Chase’s surgery. Andre has a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Surgery and is an Advanced Practitioner in small animal surgery.

Below we have images of the surgery; pre & post-operative x-rays can be seen.

Chased needed lots of rest and controlled exercise to ensure his smooth recovery. You will be pleased to know that Chase has now fully recovered and is back to ‘Chase…ing’ squirrels again!

  • Date: June 24, 2019
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