Possibly the BEST Surgery for your dog's Knee
The most common knee injury in the dog is rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), also frequently called the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). This injury can occur at any age and in any breed, but most frequently occurs in middle-aged, overweight, medium to large breed dogs. TTA, which is the newest procedure, and probably the best repair for most dogs. To read more about this procedure, click below.
Leg fractures are a common orthopedic problem presented at our clinic and usually result from a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures; however, many fractures will require surgical intervention:
Pinning stabilizes the fracture by inserting a long stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area.
Plating involves attaching a flat stainless steel plate to the bone using screws on either side of the fracture.
External fixation stabilizes fractures using a series of pins on the outside of the leg that pass through the skin and into the bone on either side of the fracture.