Clinical Activities and Procedures

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The Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery Service offers specialized veterinary care for animals with injuries or disorders of the bones and joints.

Advanced Diagnostic Services

Accurate diagnosis is critical to determine underlying problems and to recommend appropriate treatments. The Service works in conjunction with other VMTH specialty services in order to properly evaluate patients using the most advanced diagnostic techniques and equipment.   

The state-of-the-art imaging services we provide include:

  • Advanced radiography (x-ray)
  • Computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Myelogram
  • Nuclear scintigraphy
  • Ultrasonography

Surgeries Offered

The Service provides state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery, as well as consults on management of orthopedic patients of all ages.

Surgeries performed by our Service include:

  • Arthroscopy of all joints
  • Bone cancer
  • Cranial cruciate surgery (TPLO, TTA, Extracapsular) 
  • External skeletal fixation
  • Growth deformity correction (angular limb deformity)
  • Muscle, tendon, joint stabilization – young dog joint diseases
  • Osteochondral autografting transplantation (OATS)
  • Patella luxation
  • Total joint replacements
  • Trauma care fracture repair, including minimally-invasive procedures