Cruciate Ligament Repair
Torn cruciate ligaments are one of the most common orthopedic diseases in our companion animals. Certain breeds are pre-disposed to this injury such as Labs, Pitbulls, and Rottweilers.
Once diagnosed through physical examination and x-rays, our Veterinarians can discuss the different forms of treatment available. Surgical intervention is almost always the ideal way to treat this debilitating disease.
There are several types of Cruciate surgeries. Coombs Veterinary Hospital provides Extracapsular Ligament Repairs.
In the event that your animal has a serious injury in which a fracture has occurred, our surgeons are available to help repair the damage.
Casting is often difficult and unreliable in dogs and cats due to their anatomy and energetic life-style. As such, internal fixation is frequently recommended.
Coombs Veterinary Hospital has the tools and equipment needed to perform these surgeries.
Luxating Patella Repair
"Luxating Patella" occurs when the knee cap does not stay in the groove of the knee properly. This is a conformational issue that causes development of osteoarthritis, which leads to chronic pain and lameness.
Luxating Patellas are most common in small breed dogs. In many cases surgery is needed to help the knee cap stay in position and prevent degradation of the joint.
Coombs Veterinary Hospital offers several types of surgical interventions for this issue.
If you find your animal in need of Orthopedic Surgery,
please call our office to arrange a consult today!