Hi all, I have a question regarding partial CCL tear. We have a 4-yr old Berner girl who tore her CCL in May. It was a partial tear so we decided to try conservative management. It went pretty well (she stopped limping almost right away, and we were building muscles up until yesterday). Yesterday we let Maya play in the backyard (she did it before), and she came home fine. But after about an hour of rest she couldn't get up. She barely touched the ground, and it was clear she doesn't want to move. Same leg :-( I don't know what happened, she didn't run or jump, and she definitely came back from the backyard without limping. Anyway, we have vet's appointment in 3 days, and I'm afraid it's time to consider surgery. I'm debating between traditional fish line and a tightrope. Our vet doesn't do tightrope, meaning I would need to find a vet who can do it in our area (Montreal, Canada). For 80-lbs dog the tightrope might be better, but the risk of infection seems to be higher. Plus - I don't know if there's a certified vet who can perform it here. We give Maya a lot of supplements: glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM, fish oil plus vit E, lipped mussels, quercetin with bromelain. Plus for the last month we did laser therapy twice a week. Stopped it recently, maybe it's time to start doing it again... What can you suggest in our case? Would it make sense to continue with conservative management, or it's better to do a surgery? If surgery, which one? I'm so scared of TPLO, it's better to leave it as the last resource. Maybe custom brace plus stem cells treatment is better option? Do you have any other suggestions? I love my dog dearly, and I want her to live good doggy life. Walking on leash all the time and not being able to run free is not what I want for her, but I'm not sure if the surgery is the best option. All your thoughts and suggestions are really appreciated! Thank you very much, Tanya Update: Maya seems to be better this morning, but still limping.