Orthopedic

Orthopedic Procedures:
Doctor going over X-rays with client

Unexpected injuries like fractures or dislocations or hereditary joint conditions can require orthopedic repair.  Our surgeons have special training and equipment to fix broken bones, torn ligaments, and conditions like hip and elbow dysplasia.

Some orthopedic conditions are best treated when your pet is young or before arthritis has accumulated.  Frequent puppy visits to your regular veterinarian are an important part of screening for these types of conditions.  Early intervention and surgical correction for things like hip and elbow dysplasia can delay the onset of osteoarthritis and increase the quality of life for many dogs.

If your pet is limping, avoiding jumping or stairs, or is slow to rise after play or exercise you should visit your veterinarian.

 

Below is a list of commonly performed Orthopedic Procedures:

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Extracapsular Stabilization
    • (Lateral Suture & Tight Rope)

Please follow the link to the client hand-out for more information on CCL disease

 https://www.acvs.org/small-animal/cranial-cruciate-ligament-disease

Additional information on the Arthrex Tight Rope Procedure
Info Sheet Tightrope CCL PDF Download
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Patella (knee cap) Luxation Medial (MPL) or Lateral (LPL)

Please review the client hand-out for more information on MPL  

Info Sheet MPL PDF Download
Info Sheet MPL

Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)

Fracture/Luxation reconstruction

Developmental abnormalities, limb lengthening

Achilles Tendon Repair

Arthrodesis (Joint Fusion)