Orthopedic issues can vary from ligament tears to emergency fractures and developmental abnormalities that lead to chronic arthritis. The Pet Hospital of Madison is able to address a wide variety of these pet orthopedic conditions.
If your pet shows any inability to use a limb properly, tackle the problem immediately by contacting us for an appointment and evaluation. Our veterinarian will consult with you on your pet’s orthopedic condition and evaluate the need for surgical intervention. For advanced orthopedic pet surgeries, we refer patients to our sister clinic, Countryside Veterinary Hospital in nearby Toney.
Veterinary Orthopedic Surgeries
While some orthopedic conditions, such as arthritis, can be treated without surgical intervention, some procedures require surgery for complete recovery.
Common orthopedic procedures our veterinarians address include:
- Patellar luxation
- Hip dysplasia corrective surgery including femoral head ostectomy
- Bone fracture repair
- Limb amputation
- Cruciate ligament repair
Canine Knee Surgery
In one year, nearly one million dogs have knee surgery of some form. It is one of the most common canine orthopedic procedures.
Repair of the cranial cruciate ligament (a stabilizing ligament of the knee similar to the ACL in humans), or CCL, is one of the most frequent procedures our veterinarians address. Injuries to the cruciate ligament are most often seen in large breeds of dogs and the condition can be exacerbated when the dog is overweight.
A recent innovation in treating torn or damaged CCL is called Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) and is an area of expertise for Dr. Tavis White, one of the surgeons at our sister clinic, Countryside Veterinary Hospital. Following TTA surgery, most patients are bearing weight on the operated leg within 6–10 weeks and have excellent prognosis for full function to return.
If you feel your pet would benefit from the orthopedic services of The Pet Hospital of Madison, contact our helpful staff today.