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Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery

The veterinary team at Jackson Animal Clinic provides surgical services for Madison County cats and dogs affected by a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

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What is Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgery for pets consists of surgical procedures that address the joints, skeletal system and their associated soft tissues, including muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

Our advanced imaging and diagnostic tools help us provide orthopedic diagnoses, supporting the high quality of care we provide when addressing orthopedic disorders and health conditions affecting both cats and dogs. 

We work with pet owners to ensure that their companions are being given the care and attention that they need, when they need it the most.

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Common Orthopedic Conditions in Pets

There is a wide range of orthopedic conditions that affect cats and dogs. The following are among the most common:

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is the medical term for a hip socket that doesn't fully cover the ball portion of the upper thighbone, allowing the hip joint to become partially or completely dislocated. It is most common in German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and other large breed dogs.

Total hip replacement is the most effective surgical treatment for pets suffering from hip dysplasia. The surgeon replaces the entire joint with metal and plastic implants, returning hip function to a more normal range.

Luxating Patellas

The patella (knee cap) lies in a cartilaginous groove at the end of the femur at the stifle.

A luxating patella occurs when the knee cap moves out of its natural position. Knee cap problems are common in many dog breeds, both large and small.

Surgery is recommended for animals that have significant lameness as a result of luxating patellas, with the goal of keeping the patella in its appropriate location at all times.

Cruciate Ligament Tears

As with a person's ACL, torn cruciate ligaments in dogs must be surgically repaired to relieve pain and help prevent arthritis. There are  several surgical procedures that can be used to repair this injury, and the type used typically depends on the size of the dog.

CCL surgery for dogs may include a number of different techniques that aim to provide stability to the pet's knee joint.

Disc Disease

Dogs, like people, can develop disc problems in their neck and backs. Breeds that commonly suffer from neck disc problems are Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Dachshunds and Lhasa Apsos. Large breed dogs are more likely to have chronic lower back issues. 

Dogs with advanced disc disease should have surgery as soon as possible. The sooner that surgery is done, the better the prognosis.

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