Orthopedic surgeries refer to any surgical procedure done regarding bones. The most commonly performed orthopedic surgery at the South Windsor Animal Hospital is to repair the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) of the knee of a dog. Dogs who have sustained this injury are painful, unable to walk well on the injured leg and at high risk for early development of crippling arthritis.
Surgical repair involves creating stability in the knee. This is achieved by placing bands of nylon strands into the knee, mimicking the job of the torn ligament.
Pain control after this type of surgery is very important and the South Windsor Animal Hospital is continuously striving to have all our surgical patients as comfortable as possible in the post surgical period.
If your pet is limping, please give us a call as soon as possible so we can determine the underlying cause.