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Cruciate ligament disease

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Length: 15:46
Cruciate ligament disease is a sign that the ligament in the knee is ruptured; this causes the femur to slip. With corrective surgery, that slipping can be stopped.

"Bionic Vet", Noel Fitzpatrick, outlines some of the implications of this kind of surgery.

Zack, a Bernese Mountain Dog, suffers from cruciate ligament disease. At the 11 minute mark, we see graphic images of Noel carrying out a surgery called TPLO to correct the problem.

As with all treatment, Noel guards against a "one size fits all" approach and reminds us that different treatments are appropriate for different dogs.

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