Orthopedic surgery encompasses a wide range of joint and bone surgery. One of the more exciting and innovative aspects of orthopedic surgery is the ability to perform arthroscopy. Just as with people, arthroscopy allows us to visualize your pet’s joints with small cameras. Because of the smaller incision, your pet can go home sooner and be more comfortable. In addition, the high-definition camera gives a better view of the joint than the naked eye so that no abnormalities are missed. Treatment of cruciate and meniscal tears as well as elbow dysplasia are commonly performed with arthroscopy allowing for only 2-4mm (1/4 inch) skin incisions.
In addition to joint disease, Orthopedic surgery also focuses on treatment of fractured bones. Using specialized bone plates or external fixators, we repair all forelimb, hindlimb and pelvic fractures. In addition, we work closely with our board-certified Neurosurgeon on spinal fracture repairs.