Improving the quality of care for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament ruptures
Can you share information about how cruciate surgery has affected dogs in your care?
Help build the evidence-base so that we can better understand which surgical techniques and implants improve patient outcomes.
How we work
The Canine Cruciate Registry (CCR) is a database of information about cruciate surgery in dogs from across the UK. The registry is managed by
It’s free to use for both dog owners and veterinary surgeons.
Why take part
Your participation will help all dogs needing cruciate surgery in the future by helping us understand which techniques and implants give the best outcomes and have the fewest complications.
The registry relies on the volume and accuracy of the information provided by both veterinary teams and animal owners.
Whilst surgery to treat cranial cruciate ligament ruptures is one of the most common orthopaedic procedure performed on dogs, we don’t have a clear understanding of the numbers of each procedure performed. We also lack evidence to show which surgical techniques give the best outcomes and which have the fewest complications.
Providing a system
Unlike the NHS, there are no centralised records that link the numerous individual veterinary practices in the UK, and there is no obligation to report outcomes or to follow specific guidelines in treatment. The CCR aims to provide a system for this to take place in veterinary care.
A world first for
The CCR allows us to gather this information in an open, honest, and transparent way and without any commercial bias.
It is the first fully automated registry, in the veterinary profession, anywhere in the world.
Improving the quality
The benefits are immense – for dogs, owners and veterinary teams. Owners will be able to make better-informed decisions, and their feedback on outcomes will be included. Veterinary teams will be able to monitor and compare their results, adapting and improving their treatments accordingly. Your participation will help all dogs needing cruciate surgery in the future.