Northlake Veterinary Surgery
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Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Rupture is the leading cause of hind limb lameness in dogs.  The dog CCL is the equivalent of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in people.  The CCL is a fibrous band that extends from the femur (the bone above the knee) to the tibia (the bone below the knee) in a back-to-front orientation, functioning to prevent the tibia from thrusting forward.

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL)
Matt Corse, DVM, MS
ACVS Surgeon
                 
Ken Greenwood, DVM, MS
ACVS Surgeon
Kevin Coleman, DVM
NVS Surgeon

Femur

Tibia

Cranial Cruciate

Ligament