Bone and Joint Surgery

Our hospital offers orthopedic surgery services. If your pet breaks its leg, procedures such as bone plating, pinning and/or wiring may be necessary to fix the fractured bones. If your pet experiences a knee ligament injury (for example, a cruciate ligament tear), procedures such as a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) or extracapsular repair may be recommended. Dislocating (luxating) knee caps (patellas) may sometimes require surgery to minimize pain and improve your pet's quality of life. If there is a problem inside a joint (severe arthritis, bone chips, etc.), surgeons may recommend arthroscopy (a tiny video camera placed inside the joint) to remove the source of your pet's pain. In some cases it is best to open the joint for a more thorough surgical approach.

Our surgeons medically manage and perform surgery to correct a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Angular limb deformities – 3D printing available for preoperative planning
  • Arthroscopy – High definition Stryker system
  • Arthrodesis
  • Fractures
    • Plate fixation – Synthes plating system
    • External fixation – IMEX fixation system
  • Joint luxations
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Tendon and ligament repair
  • Hip Dysplasia
    • Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (TPO)
    • Femoral head and neck excision
  • Stifle
    • Cranial cruciate ligament disease
      • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
      • Extracapsular suture fixation
    • Patellar luxation (medial and lateral)
    • Meniscal tears  and traumatic ligament instability issues
  • Elbow
    • Advanced elbow imaging - Computed Tomography (CT)
    • Fragmented medial coronoid process
    • Ununited anconeal process
    • Joint incongruency correction