Other Specialty Procedures

Osteochondrosis — This is developmental cartilage disease of various joints.  It is most common in the shoulder of medium to large fast-growing dogs.  The animal presents with a non-relenting lameness with no obvious cause.  This is a disease that can only be managed surgically with extremely favorable results if intervention is done early.  This is diagnosed both clinically and with radiographs.  We perform this procedure Monday – Friday and involves an overnight stay.  The dog is sent home with special instructions for care.

Patellar Luxation Management — Many animals suffer from luxating patellas of various grades and causes.  All of these can be managed with a variety of procedures.  Tibial Crest Translocation is used to realign the patella with the quadriceps muscle group.  Sulcoplasty involves deepening the patellar groove.  It has largely been replaced with a superior procedure known as Patellar Groove Replacement in which the problematic groove is removed and replaced with a titanium groove.  This is a new, cutting-edge procedure performed by a limited number of specialized surgeons trained by KYON Pharmca.  We are seeing extremely favorable results with this procedure.

Cruciate Repair — The most common orthopedic injury in dogs is Anterior Cruciate Rupture.  The injury can be managed in a number of ways.  Most of the patients respond very well to surgical repair.  The type of treatment is always determined on a case-by-case basis.  Animals will be sent home the day after surgery with specialized care instructions.

Angular Limb Deformities in Foals — These deformities occur in newborn foals and can be managed surgically or conservatively depending on the severity.  Periosteal Stripping  can be done on most carpal deformities with great success when performed at an early age.

Cryptorchid Surgery —  A cryptorchid animal is a male of any species who has one or both of their testicles retained in the abdomen.  The retained testicle(s) must be removed or the male is still able to breed and pass on this heredity condition, as well as demonstrate aggressive male behavior, although physically they appear to be neutered.  This is especially true in horses and can result in dangerous behavior.  We perform crytorchid surgery routinely on cats, dogs and horses Monday – Friday.

Total Hip Replacement — Severe hip dysplasia can lead to painful, unuseable hips that require serious intervention.  Some cases may be managed effectively through pain management.  After your animal is evaluated options for treatment will be recommended.  One specialty we offer is the KYON cementless Total Hip Replacement.  This is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and the dog will be able to go home that afternoon.  This surgery is highly effective for larger breed dogs with the end goal being pain-free lifestyle.