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Orthopedic Pet Surgery

Cruciate, patella luxation, and hip surgery

Orthopedic surgery is just one of the many types of surgery offered at The Castro Animal Hospital.   We perform a number of orthopedic surgical procedures including stifle (knee) surgery for ligament injury or patellar luxation, internal and external fracture fixation, and limb or tail amputations when medically indicated. The most common orthopedic surgery we perform in dogs is a TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) to stabilize the knee joint after rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament, the dog equivalent of an anterior cruciate ligament or ACL in a human, to restore the pain-free function of the knee. 

Other conditions that can be treated with orthopedic surgery include:

  • Amputation
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Repair
  • Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)
  • Patella Luxation Repair
  • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)

Any pet that undergoes orthopedic surgery will require at least two weeks of restricted exercise and constant monitoring. It’s important to understand that almost all orthopedic surgeries come with a lengthy recovery time and, depending on how well your pet is doing towards the end of its recovery, we may recommend canine rehabilitation.

Schedule an appointment by calling us at (415) 658-7745 or request online to learn more about orthopedic surgery.

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The Castro Animal Hospital