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Orthopedic Surgery

We perform many types of orthopedic(bone) surgeries in our clinic.  Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to a board-certified orthopedic surgeon to perform a TPLO, bone plating, or back surgery.

Ruptured ACL’s (a ligament in the knee joint), is the most common orthopedic problem at our clinic.  This injury often is a result of age and conformation, not injury and occurs most frequently in middle-aged large breed dogs.  There are multiple surgical options:  extracapsular repair, which can be performed at our hospital, a TPLO or a TTA, which must be done by a specialist.

The other common orthopedic injury is a broken (fractured) leg secondary to trauma.  They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture.  We can apply a cast or splint, however most fractures will require surgery to repair and stabilize the fracture .