Orthopedic surgery for pets consists of invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures on joints, the skeletal system, and associated soft tissues, such as muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.
Our state of the art digital x-ray units allow us to quickly diagnosis issues which may require orthopedic surgery. Our veterinarians have surgery time available every weekday at both hospitals and they are accustomed to performing a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries in hospital. These include splints for pulled tendons, pinning for broken bones, patella luxation surgery, amputations, and ruptured cranial cruciate (ACL) ligament repair. ACL repairs are often repaired with anchors from Arthrex. These anchors act as an artificial ligament and provide stabilization for the leg.
Occasionally, we refer unusually complex surgeries and procedures requiring specialized equipment and techniques to board-certified orthopedic surgeons. Examples of cases we may refer include canines with intervertebral disk disease and intricate ACL repairs.