Advanced Care

Orthopedic Surgery

Dog and cat orthopedic surgery is surgical treatment for conditions and disorders which involve the bones, joint and their surrounding structures. As in human medicine, there are now advanced surgical procedures to repair traumatic injuries, correct developmental conditions and congenital (birth) defects, as well as treat many bone and joint disorders.

VCA Valley Animal Hospital Orthopedic Options:

Patella luxations
Elbow dysplasia
Osteochonritis dissecans (OCD)
Fragmented coronoid process of the elbow
Ununited anconeal process of the elbow
Biceps tendon repairs
Shoulder instability problems
Hyper-extension injuries
Internal plating for fracture fixation
External skeletal fixation for fracture repair
Achilles tendon rupture
Arthrodesis Carpal, tarsal bone injuries and luxations
Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
Extra capsular ACL repairs
Femoral head and neck excision
OFA x-rays: Hips and Elbows
Penn Hip x-ray studies
Joint taps
Arthroscopy: Joint problem diagnosis and treatment
Total Hip Replacement (Cemented and Non-Cemented)
Triple Pelvic Osteotomy
Limb Deformity Correction and Alignment
Fracture Repair: pins & wire, bone plating and external fixators
Joint Luxation Repair
Joint Arthrodesis (Fusion)
Tendon and Ligament Repair
Limb and digit amputation