Veterinary Orthopedic Surgeon Sacramento
At Watt Avenue Pet Hospital our Veterinary Surgeons are committed to providing your pet with the best canine orthopedic surgical healthcare available. Whether your dog has an obvious orthopedic injury, or you are concerned that they may be in pain, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art tools to put your dog back on the road to an active, healthy life.
Our canine orthopedic specialists are all board certified and highly experienced in the latest treatment for dogs with ACL Tears, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Shoulder Disorders, Arthritis and Intervertebral Disc Disease.
We look forward to providing the highest level of orthopedic care so your dog can return to an active, pain free lifestyle.
The ability to actively move about without pain is necessary for a dog or cat’s quality of life. Unfortunately, injuries, physical stress on joints and ligaments, and, in some cases, genetics can result in a pet (dogs more than cats) becoming lame and experiencing pain due to problems in their joints and ligaments.
When an accident occurs and your pet suffers a broken bone, the veterinarians at Watt Avenue Pet Hospital are equipped with several different methods to repair the injury, from internal fixation such as bone plates to external coaptation such as casts.
Obesity is a growing problem with pets, as many dogs and cats are not only living longer, but also are eating more and exercising less. In addition to exposing them to the risk of developing diabetes, the extra weight puts more strain on joints, which can lead to a number of orthopedic problems, some of which may require orthopedic surgery.
Another increasingly common orthopedic problem in dogs is anterior cruciate ligament rupture (ACL). An ACL injury or rupture results in severe pain and lameness, which, if untreated, will lead to degenerative joint disease. Among the injuries that cause the ACL to rupture or tear in one of a dog’s legs are slipping on a slick surface, a quick change in direction when running, or being hit by a car. Obesity is another major cause of ACL rupture, which is why your pet’s diet and exercise are important for its overall health and well-being.
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair
- Hip Dysplasia
- Medial and Lateral Patellar Luxation (MPL, LPL)
- Fracture Repair (long bones, pelvis, growth plate, joint, and mandible/ maxilla)
- Arthrodesis (joint fusion)
- Tendon repair
- Arthroscopy- including procedures for treatment of elbow dysplasia, shoulder OCD, biceps tendon disease, medial shoulder instability, cruciate/ meniscal disease
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