Orthopedic surgery entails surgical techniques that address the joints, skeletal system and soft tissues connected with them, including muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. With the help of our advanced diagnostic tools, we can provide accurate and effective orthopedic diagnoses.
At South College Veterinary Clinic, our doctors perform orthopedic surgeries such as repairing cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tears, fracture repairs and more. Because conditions like CCL tears cause such significant mobility issues for animals, it’s important to get these injuries treated as quickly as possible. We recommend a procedure called tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) for dogs weighing more than twenty pounds and a technique called extracapsular repair or lateral suture for smaller dogs and cats.
Our surgeons will consult with you about the preferred method for your pet. The best surgical option will generally depend on the size and age of the patient.