Orthopedic surgery tackles a wide range of common musculoskeletal disorders in pet patients, like joint diseases, cruciate disease management (TTA, TPLO), internal and external fracture fixation of bones and joints.
ACL Extracapsular Lateral Suture Correction
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL or CrCL), is the most important joint stabilizer in the knee. It connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and prevents the tibia from sliding forward during normal leg use. ACL rupture is the most common source of knee problems in all sizes and breeds of dogs with all levels of activity. The ligament may be either fully or partially torn, but once damaged, has virtually no capacity to heal. Instability results, producing knee pain that manifests as lameness. Only surgery can restore proper limb stability and function.
How Is TPLO An Effective Method For Treating Dogs’ Knees Injuries?
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a surgical method to treat dogs facing Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) ruptures, which is similar to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in humans. Ligament rupture can occur due to trauma or some strenuous activity. Severe pain and limping affect the overall health of the dog. Athletic dogs are more prone to CCL. Mostly, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy is followed for high breed dogs.
Treat Pets’ Fractured Joints With Arthroscopy
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
The main purpose of the cruciate ligament is to attach the back of the femur (Thighbone) to the front portion of the lower bone, i.e., tibia ( shin bone). In addition, it controls the back and forth motion of the knee joint. Thus, overall it provides stability to the weight-bearing joints.