At Advanced Animal Hospital, we are partnered with an orthopedic surgeon to offer the following orthopedic procedures:
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Stabilization
- Tibial-Plateau-Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
- Extracapsular (Lateral) Suture Stabilization
You may contact us directly by calling us at 414-817-1200 to schedule a consultation for orthopedic surgery.
Cranial (Anterior) Cruciate Ligament Injury and Stabilization
One of the most common injuries to the knee of dogs is tearing of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). As a result, the shin bone (tibia) slides forward with respect to the thigh bone (femur) causing pain and lameness. The resulting instability affects the cartilage and leads to osteoarthritis (OA). We will help you decide if Tibial-Plateau-Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), or Extracapsular (Lateral) Suture Stabilization is best for your pet.
Patella Luxation Repair
Patellar luxation (dislocation) is a condition where the knee cap rides outside the femoral groove when the knee is flexed. The condition affects primarily small dogs, especially breeds such as Boston and Yorkshire terriers, Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, and miniature poodles. If your pet has recurrent or persistent lameness or if other knee injuries occur secondary to the luxating patella, you may schedule a surgical consult with us to discuss if surgical repair is warranted.
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
This is a surgical procedure aimed at restoring pain-free mobility to a diseased or damaged hip by surgically removing the head and neck of the femur (the long leg bone or thighbone). The most common reasons for FHO include fractures involving the hip, hip luxation/dislocation, severe arthritis of the hip, and Legg-Perthes disease. After healing, a “false” joint is created and your pet should walk normally and pain-free.
A limb (leg) amputation may be a solution to a difficult medical condition. For some conditions, including cancers or non-treatable fractures, a pet limb amputation can be vital to successful treatment. Dogs and cats can relatively and easily accommodate the loss of one of their four legs and are even known to live wonderfully active lives. Schedule a consult with us and we can walk you through this procedure.