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ACL Rupture

If your pet has experienced an ANTERIOR CRUCIATE RUPTURE. ANTERIOR CRUCIATE RUPTURE.
The knee joint is designed to allow movement of the lower leg. The bone of the upper leg
(femur) is connected to the lower leg (tibia) by ligaments and tendons. A ligament is a
tough "rope-like" structure inside the joint.

ACL
When a ligament such as the anterior cruciate ruptures abnormal movement in the joint
occurs. In the knees, the femur (thigh bone) slides back and forth over the tibia (shin bone).
This causes considerable pain and often causes a tear in the protective cartilage. Without
medical / surgical attention this abnormal wear and tear will lead to arthritis and chronic
discomfort.

  • Thursday, 22 May 2014

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The Animal Hospital of Billings

We are located at 1110 Main St, Billings, MT 59105
Phone is:  (406) 245-6131
We are open on the following days and hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
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