Conditions We Treat
Cranial cruciate ligament tear
Similar to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in humans, tearing, stretching, or degeneration causes discomfort in the knee joint due to instability, abnormal movement, and inflammation.
An abnormal development of the ball-in-socket structure of the hip joint. It begins as an excessive “looseness” in the joint that causes pain as the surrounding muscles and tissues are stretched, and progresses to an arthritic condition.
Also called “dislocating knee cap” because the patella moves out of its normal location. In most early cases, a pet will suddenly yelp and lift its leg off the ground for a short period of time, followed by a return to relatively normal limb use as the patella returns to its normal position. These episodes of sudden lameness often increase in frequency over time, and the patella may remain dislocated as the condition becomes more advanced.
Patellar luxation treatment:
• Wedge and block trochleoplasty
• Tibial crest transposition
• Soft tissue imbrication/release
• Corrective femoral osteotomy – to remove degenerative changes
Involves the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat bone fractures.
Some fracture stabilization will need specialist help and will be referred to a
Specialist case by case basis.