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Orthopedic Veterinarian in Meadow Vista

Our board-certified veterinary orthopedic surgeon at our Meadow Vista clinic provides surgical services for cats and dogs affected by a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

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Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery in Meadow Vista

Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery for Cats & Dogs in Meadow Vista

At Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic, we offer comprehensive orthopedic vet surgeries that address the joints, skeletal system and their associated soft tissues, including muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments.

Based on your pet’s problems, our surgical specialists will perform a detailed examination and discuss recommended diagnostic tests, procedures, risks and expected outcomes with you.

Board-Certified Veterinary Orthopedic Surgeon at Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic

A veterinary surgeon undergoes additional training after veterinary school to become a certified specialist. This training consists of a one-year internship followed by a three-year residency that meets guidelines established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). 

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Common Orthopedic Conditions

There is a wide range of orthopedic conditions that affect cats and dogs. The following are among the most common:

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is the medical term for a hip socket that doesn't fully cover the ball joint, causing the hip joint to become partially or completely dislocated. It is most common in German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and other large dogs.

Total hip replacement is the most effective treatment for hip dysplasia. The surgeon replaces the joint with metal and plastic implants, returning more normal hip function.

Cruciate Ligament Tears

Torn cruciate ligaments in dogs, just like in people, must be surgically repaired to prevent arthritis in the dog's leg. There are many different types of surgical procedures that can be used to repair this injury, and the type used typically depends on the size of the dog.

CCL surgery for dogs may include a number of different techniques that aim to provide stability to the joint.

Luxating Patellas

The patella (knee cap) lies in a cartilaginous groove at the end of the femur at the stifle. A luxating patella occurs when the knee cap moves out of its natural position. Knee cap problems are common in many dog breeds, both large and small.

Surgery is recommended for animals that have significant lameness as a result of luxating patellas, with the goal of keeping the patella in its appropriate location at all times.

Disc Disease

Just like humans, dogs can develop disc problems in their neck and backs. Breeds that commonly suffer from neck disc problems are Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Dachshunds and Lhasa Apsos. Large breed dogs are more likely to have chronic lower back issues. 

Dogs with advanced disc disease should have surgery quickly. The sooner that surgery is done, the better the prognosis.

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