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SURGICAL CARE

  • Spay and neuter surgeries.
  • Soft tissue surgeries, such as tumor removals, bladder surgery, or gastrointestinal surgeries.
  • Orthopedic surgeries, such as cruciate ligament repair or fracture repair.
  • Dental surgeries, such as tooth extractions or jaw fracture repair.
  • Ophthalmic surgeries, such as corneal repair or removal of an eye.
  • Cardiac surgeries, such as pacemaker implantation or valve repair.
  • Neurological surgeries, such as spinal cord surgery or brain surgery.
  • Emergency surgeries, such as trauma surgery or foreign body removal
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Hip Surgery Specialization

Hip surgery is a common orthopedic procedure for pets who suffer from hip dysplasia, a genetic condition in which the hip joint fails to develop properly, causing pain, stiffness, and eventually arthritis. We specialize in procedures such as total hip replacement or a femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO). A total hip replacement involves removing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with a prosthetic hip joint. An FHO involves removing the head and neck of the femur bone, which eliminates the painful bone-on-bone contact in the hip joint.

What are the benefits of hip surgery?
Hip surgery can provide significant pain relief and improve a pet’s quality of life. After surgery, pets may be able to resume normal activities such as running, jumping, and playing without experiencing pain or discomfort. Hip surgery can also help prevent or delay the onset of arthritis.

Common types of hip surgeries:

  • Total hip replacement (THR): This surgery involves removing the damaged hip joint and replacing it with a prosthetic hip joint. The prosthetic joint is typically made of metal, plastic, or ceramic materials.
  • Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO): This surgery involves removing the head and neck of the femur bone, which eliminates the painful bone-on-bone contact in the hip joint. The body eventually forms a false joint to help support the weight of the animal.
  • Double or triple pelvic osteotomy (DPO or TPO): These surgeries involve cutting the pelvis bone and repositioning it to create a more stable hip joint. These surgeries are typically performed on young animals with hip dysplasia.
  • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (JPS): This surgery involves fusing the pelvic bones together to create a more stable hip joint. This surgery is typically performed on young animals before the age of 5 months.
  • Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF): This surgery involves repositioning a hip fracture and using screws, pins, or plates to hold the bone in place while it heals.

It’s important to note that hip surgery is a major procedure and may not be the best option for all pets with hip dysplasia. It’s important to consult with a veterinarian to determine the best course of treatment for your pet’s specific needs.

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