We perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic. Leg fractures are a common orthopedic problem presented at our clinic and often result from a mishap with an automobile or a kick from a horse/cow. 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.
Torn cranial cruciate ligaments (CCL) in the dog’s stifle or knee joint are also a common condition we see. These tears can be due to trauma or a degenerative condition in the joint.There are several ways to surgically stabilize the stifle joints. Here at Oakdale Veterinary Group, we prefer the TPLO technique. Please give us a call if you would like further information on this common orthopedic condition in dogs. For referring veterinarians or clients interested in finding out more about our TPLOs please follow the link to our referrals page.
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We have invested in a number of advanced technologies to help us optimally treat your pets orthopedic conditions and increase the outcome of success.