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Dr. Kirk Wendelburg and ASG have been leaders in canine joint replacements since the late 1980s. Dr. Wendelburg's is internationally recognized in veterinary orthopedics and his achievements in joint replacements include the patenting and development of the BANC (biomechanically anatomic, non-constrained, compartmental) Elbow Replacement produced by Kyon and the Lateral Bolt BFX Hip Replacement produced by BioMedtrix. He has authored several presentations, multiple publications, as well as national and international lectures involving total hip replacement, elbow replacement, and limb biomechanics.

Canine Hip Dysplasia Has Finally Met Its Match
The Biomedtrix Lateral Bolt Femoral Stem and surgical technique was first introduced by Dr. Wendelburg in 2013. Since then, hundreds of procedures have been successfully performed worldwide. It has virtually eliminated the typical subsidence fracture of the medial calcar that occurred with prior implant designs. Many experts around the world now consider the Lateral Bolt femoral stem to be the gold standard in canine hip replacement technology and one of the best solutions available for hip problems.

A Better Quality Of Life Begins In The Hips
Hip replacements are meant to return veterinary patients to good, pain-free function and are designed to last their entire lives. Total Hip Replacement (THR) could be a beneficial solution if your dog is suffering from:

  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Dislocation

The success rate with the Lateral Bolt BFX total hip replacement is over 97%, allowing dogs to regain full function of their rear limbs. THR can also be performed on patients slightly less than a year of age to the geriatric patient.

Canine Elbow Dysplasia? Not a problem (anymore).
The Kyon Elbow Replacement has gone through 3 generations with significant improvements in implant design and surgical instrumentation. To date, results have been incredibly encouraging, with progressively better function with each generation. Many dogs have returned to full function and have been able to discontinue the use of NSAIDs for their elbow lameness.

Schedule An Appointment Today

Serving Los Angeles for over 30 years, Dr. Wendelburg and ASG have performed successful, life-changing canine hip replacement surgery on dogs of all breeds and sizes. If you have patients that might benefit from total hip or elbow replacement, call us today to schedule an appointment.


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