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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery can help pets who suffer from joint problems, torn ligaments, broken bones, and even help correct congenital problems.

Orthopedic Procedures at Central Oregon Animal Hospital

Orthopedic problems are sometimes a sad fact of life -- not only for humans, but also for their pets. Animals can suffer from issues such as ruptured knee ligaments and degenerative hip ailments, rendering them lame and causing unremitting discomfort. Here at Central Oregon Animal Hospital, your veterinarian can administer any of several state-of-the-art orthopedic procedures to help your pet feel better and regain function. These procedures include:

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)

A tibial tuberosity advancement is a type of orthopedic procedure that reconstructs a knee with a ruptured CCL (cranial cruciate ligament, the equivalent of the ACL in a human knee). By making a cut in the tibia to change its relationship to the patellar tendon, we can make the knee stable even without a functioning CCL.

Orthozip Procedure

An Orthozip procedure is similar in principal to the TightRope procedure. This dog knee surgery is frequently used in toy dog breeds using screw and anchors instead of bone tunnels.

Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO)

A femoral head osteotomy is designed to treat more advanced canine hip dysplasia. The ball of the joint is removed, with scar tissue taking its place to stabilize the joint.The scar tissue prevents bone to bone contact and resolves the pain.

Fracture Repair

We offer basic fracture repair, such as pinning and plating. Please call us for a consultation.