that's what my little Chrissy girl has in her rear knee.....a bad tear at that! Her rear anterior cruciate ligament is torn and she's not a happy little doggie! They had to muzzle her as she would not let the doc have anything to do with checking her knee....with the muzzle, she gave up and just laid down.
The doc said a lot of time dogs that weigh less than 15 lbs can heal without surgry...by getting injections twice a week for 4 weeks. So we going to try that....and if that doesn't work, she'll need surgery. I can only imagine what that would cost!
She got her first injection in the knee this evening and tried to bit the doc! Now we will go every Monday and Thursday....$22 bucks per injecton. But that's ok...she's my baby.