Pet Orthopedic Surgery
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
A torn ACLis the most common orthopedic injury we treat. We use the Lateral Suture technique to repair this injury. In an average year here at Riverbend, we surgically treat over 250 torn ACLs.
Patellar Luxation Repair
Patellar luxation is most commonly a congenital problem. It is best to repair these luxations before the patient is two years old in order to minimize arthritis in the future.
The most common tendon injury we see is the torn Achilles tendon, but we also repair torn tendons.
Femoral Head and Neck Excision
This is a procedure used to treat Legg Perthes disease, fractures, and severe arthritis of the hip joint. This relieves pain and results in improved function of the hip.
Osteochondritis Dessicans Repair
OCD is a congenital problem resulting in a painful cartilage defect in a joint. It occurs most commonly in the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hock. Surgery will decrease pain, increase mobility, and minimize arthritis down the road.
Fragmented Coronoid Process and Ununited Anconeal ProcessRepair
FCP and UAP are forms of elbow dysplasia, a congenital problem seen most commonly in rapidly growing large breed dogs, especially retrievers. Surgery relieves pain, increases function, and minimizes future arthritis.
We repair all types of fractures using multiple techniques.