What is a ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)?
How is an ACL injury treated?
What ACL surgeries are performed?
What are the post-surgery care suggestions?
Once surgery is completed, Dr. Knox will discuss the rehabilitation process with you. He is one of the only veterinarians in Escondido and San Diego County that is trained and certified in canine physical rehabilitation. His goal will be to develop a course of therapy that will allow your pet to get back to a normal routine as quickly as possible. The injury and surgery will, unavoidably, lead to significant muscle weakness and atrophy as well as joint stiffness. The goal of rehabilitation is to maintain as much muscle strength and joint range of motion as possible. Rehabilitation is as essential in animals as it is in humans. Dr. Knox will gladly work with you and your pet with rehabilitation even if you have the surgery with your regular veterinarian. He will make a point of working with your veterinarian to create the best plan and outcome for you. If you have any questions at all, feel free to give Companion Animal Health & Rehabilitation Center in Escondido, San Diego, CA a call (760) 743-2751 .