Orthopedic Pet Surgery

Repair of broken bones, ACL ruptures, and other orthopedic conditions.

Orthopedic surgery is just one of the many types of surgery offered at Lucerne Veterinary Hospital. Rather than referring to a single surgery, orthopedic surgery is an umbrella term used to describe several bone and joint repair procedures.

Though orthopedic surgery is most commonly used to treat broken bones, it can also be used to treat congenital defects such as elbow dysplasia and patellar luxation. Joint replacement, such as total hip replacement, is also considered an orthopedic surgery. Some procedures are advanced and will require referral to a specailist; we will work with you to accomplish this whenever necessary.

Orthopedic procedures performed at LVH include:

  • Amputation
  • Fractured (broken bone) repair
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) repair, including lateral tie procedure and Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
  • Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)
  • Patella Luxation Repair

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 their recovery, we may recommend rehabilitation.

Schedule an appointment by calling us at (207) 843-6300 or request online to learn more about orthopedic surgery.

Orthopedic Pet Surgery