The Arthrex Tightrope CCL repair system is a new and highly effective approach to correcting cranial cruciate ligament injuries in dogs. The tightrope procedure is becoming popular with veterinary surgeons in general practice as well as veterinary specialists as a first choice for treating cranial cruciate ligament deficiency in dogs of all sizes.
Cranial Cruciate Ligament injuries are the most common cause of serious lameness in dogs. The cranial cruciate ligament is a small but essential ligament located inside the stifle (knee) joint. This is equivalent to the human ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) which is commonly torn by professional athletes.