Welcome to Cruciate-Ligament.com!

This site was created to assist dog owners in recognizing potential problems with their dog’s cruciate ligament.

The knee is a joint that is formed by three bones:

1. Femur (the long bone extending down from the hip).
2. Tibia (the bone between the knee and ankle).
3. Patella (the kneecap).

These bones are joined together by a number of ligaments, which are tough fibrous bands of tissue. Two ligaments crisscross in the joint from the femur to the tibia and are called cruciate ligaments.

The one towards the front of the leg is called the anterior cruciate ligament and the one crossing behind it is the posterior cruciate ligament. These ligaments prevent the ends of the femur and tibia from moving back and forth across each other.

This guide does not replace veterinary care or treatment.
If you suspect that your dog is suffering, please visit your veterinarian immediately for a correct diagnosis.

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