Dog ACL Injury: Heal Without Surgery

Has your dog suddenly started to not place weight on their hind leg?

This is due to an ACL Injury, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. This is the primary ligament that supports the knee.

Some dogs can be healed with this injury without surgery. Here’s how:

#1 – Pain control with the use of icing – I just used my gel ice pack.

#2 – Strict controlled activity – your dog needs to be on a leash for about 4 months.

#3 – Daily passive range of motion exercises, as well as a brace for support. They’ll need to wear this for about 4-6 months.

I hope this helps,

Dr. Andrew Jones

4 thoughts on “Dog ACL Injury: Heal Without Surgery”

  1. Started using brace, ice pack and rest 2.5 months ago and seeing improvement already. Ortho dog brace is wonderful and the company is the best. Excellent customer service.

  2. My 95lbs GSD mix avoided TPLO surgery. Found this surgery total barbaric, plus 8 weeks of crate rest, plus a 50% or higher chance that the other stifle will need surgery. We went the non-traditional route. Hydrotherapy, cold laser therapy, and special exercises. It worked!

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