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ELECTIVE ORTHOPEDIC & SOFT TISSUE SURGERIES

Dog ACL/CCL Injuries

TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy)

This is the gold standard correction for a torn ACL/CCL in dogs. This procedure involves the adjustment of the proximal tibia to eliminate the need of the ACL/CCL. Very exact pre-surgical radiographs (X-rays) are taken to determine the slope of the tibia (tibial plateau angle) to allow for the appropriate amount of rotation needed to eliminate tibial thrust. During surgery a TPLO specific saw is used to make a very precise cut through the tibia, then a specialized plate and set of screws will be used to secure the bone once the correction/rotation is made. 

Recovery time for a TPLO is 8-12 weeks and requires very strict exercise restriction during that time. During the recovery phase, the body will repair the osteotomy (cut through the tibia).  Rechecks are around 2 weeks post-op and 8 weeks post-op. The 2 week recheck is to ensure the incision is fully healed and that the patient is progressing appropriately.  Radiographs/X-rays will be taken at the 8 week recheck to determine if the surgical site has healed appropriately. Once healed the plate and screws will no longer be needed but will remain in place unless causing an issue.

Lateral Suture Correction (for smaller dogs)

The goal of lateral suture correction is to stabilize the dog’s knee by using monofilament (a single stand of fiber very similar to fishing line) on the outside of the knee joint, thus creating stability. This suture is designed to mimic the original ACL ligament. The suture is looped through the front part of the tibia, then looped around the fabellar bone. Lateral Sutures are typically recommended for dogs weighing less than 30 pounds.

Luxating Kneecap Repair

Medial and Lateral Luxating Patella Correction

Luxating patella correction is an orthopedic procedure that repairs the dog's dislocated kneecap. A correction may be needed when the dog's kneecap (patella) has slipped out of its natural groove. Often times the dislocation may only be occasional (you may notice limping at some times, but not constantly), but may cause enough discomfort that a repair is necessary.

Several treatments and procedures are used depending on the severity of the luxated patella in the dog.

Soft Tissue Procedures

Splenectomies

A splenectomy is necessary when needing to remove the dog's spleen. There are several for needing a splenectomy. One of the most common reasons for a dog's spleen removal occurs when a mass or growth is present. These masses can break open causing internal bleeding.

Amputations

Amputation is performed in an effort to prevent further pain or suffering by removing a damaged body part or to prevent the spread of cancer.

Gastrointestinal Surgeries

Gastrointestinal surgeries for dogs may include foreign body removal, canine gastropexy to prevent Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus, and more.

Hernia Repairs

There are three types of hernia repairs in dogs - umbilical, inguinal and perineal.Our veterinary surgeons are highly experienced at performing all three types of dog hernias.

Cherry Eye Tucks

A cherry eye tuck may be necessary when the dog's third eyelid gland is damaged or bulging. 

Cystotomy

A cystotomy in dogs may be used to treat or diagnose a wide range of conditions including removing a tumor, bladder stones and urethral obstructions, collecting a biopsy and more.

Mass Removals

Mass removals in dogs are extremely common. Masses may be external (on the skin) or internal, so the process for accessing and removing the mass may vary.

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Dog ACL/CCL Repair
– TPLO Surgery
– Lateral Suture Correction
Luxating Patella Corrections
Soft Tissue Procedures

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