Orthopedics at Stoughton Veterinary Service Animal Hospital
Here at Stoughton Veterinary Service Animal Hospital, our team performs a number of orthopedic procedures including ruptured ACL repair, luxating patella surgery, TPLO, and fracture stabilization under general anesthesia on a referral basis. All patients receive advanced pain management which include preoperative epidurals and regional block anesthesia, continuous rate infusion intravenous drips for perioperative pain control and fentanyl patches and meloxicam for post operative pain managment.
Patella (knee cap) luxation is a common problem in small breed dogs and occasionally affects large breeds as well. It is caused by the patella slipping out of its groove in the knee joint and leads to lameness. At Stoughton Veterinary Service Animal Hospital we offer surgical repair to address this problem. To compliment the surgery we offer a comprehensive pain mangement program to make sure your pet is comfortable before, during and after the procedure. We also offer physiotherapy to help your dog gain confidence in its stride again.
For more detailed information, please follow this link: Patella Luxation in Dogs
TPLO Cruciate Repair Surgery
At Stoughton Veterinary Service Animal Hospital we have been performing TPLO cruciate repairs since 2003. Over the years we have gained considerable experience with the surgery and have used this technique successfully in dogs up to 220 lbs. This technique is favored by most experts in the larger breeds (Labrador, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Akita, Mastiff), but we do carry the instrumentation to serve smaller dogs as well.
We have an excellent pain management program in place to ensure your pet's comfort before, during and after the procedure. We offer physiotherapy after the procedure to get your four footed loved one back on its feet as quickly as possible.
For an in depth explanation of cruciate disease in dogs and the various options available please follow this link: Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in dogs