We perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform back surgery and other very complex surgeries.
A common injury we see is a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. When this ligament is damaged the knee joint is unstable and over time the cartilage and meniscus (pad in the knee) can be seriously damaged leading to arthritis. Dr. Staunton regularly performs cruciate ligament repairs which can alleviate the problems seen with this injury.
Leg fractures are a common orthopedic problem presented at our clinic and usually result from a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures; however, many fractures will require surgical intervention:
Please contact us if you have any questions about these procedures or if you think your pet might benefit from them.