Orthopedic Pet Surgery
Cruciate and Joint Repair
Orthopedic surgery is offered at High Plains Veterinary Hospital through Dr. Preston Stubbs who performs surgeries on a regular basis at our hospital.
Orthopedic surgery is most commonly used to treat broken and fractured bones, but it can also be used to treat congenital defects such as elbow dysplasia and patellar luxation. Joint replacement, such as total knee replacement, is also considered an orthopedic surgery.
Conditions that can be treated with orthopedic surgery include:
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Repair
- Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)
- Patella Luxation Repair
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
Any pet that undergoes orthopedic surgery will require at least two weeks of restricted exercise and constant monitoring. It’s important to understand that almost all orthopedic surgeries come with a lengthy recovery time and, depending on how well your pet is doing towards the end of their recovery, we may recommend canine rehabilitation.