- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Procedures
- Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL) Procedures
- Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) Procedures
A Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) rupture is a common orthopedic issue in dogs, particularly in certain breeds. The CCL is equivalent to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans and plays a crucial role in stabilizing the knee joint. The rupture or tearing of the CCL is often associated with conditions such as ligament degeneration, trauma, or a combination of both.
In the realm of orthopedic injuries in dogs, the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tear stands out as the most prevalent traumatic issue, affecting dogs of all ages and breeds. By the late 1990s, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) had emerged as a widely adopted technique for addressing this condition. Its popularity soared, particularly due to its remarkable success in effectively managing CCL tears, especially in large and highly active canine patients.
This surgical technique aims to redefine the relationship between the femur and tibia, addressing the instability induced by CCL rupture and mitigating future joint complications.
For clients whose pets are undergoing TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) procedures, we highly recommend reviewing the following resources to gain a better understanding of the surgery and its associated aspects:
Luxating patella, or patellar luxation, is a common orthopedic condition in dogs where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position within the knee joint. This misalignment can lead to lameness, pain, and discomfort for the affected dog. The severity of luxating patellas can vary, ranging from occasional displacement to persistent and more serious cases that may require surgical intervention (Medial Patellar Luxation Surgery)
Medial Patellar Luxation Surgery (MPL) is a procedure performed to address medial patellar luxation in dogs. The goal of the surgery is to correct the misalignment of the patella, allowing it to remain in its proper position within the femoral groove.
For clients whose pets are undergoing MPL (Medial Patellar Luxation) procedures, we highly recommend reviewing the following resources to gain a better understanding of the surgery and its associated aspects:
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) is a surgical procedure commonly performed in dogs to address conditions such as hip dysplasia, hip fractures, or severe arthritis. The procedure involves removing the femoral head (the “ball” of the ball-and-socket hip joint), eliminating the source of pain and discomfort. Without the femoral head, the body forms a “false joint” within the surrounding muscles, providing pain relief and restoring mobility.
For clients whose pets are undergoing FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) procedures, we highly recommend reviewing the following resources to gain a better understanding of the surgery and its associated aspects:
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) in Dogs – This article provides a detailed overview of why canines may need an FHO, along with a description of the issue and the surgical procedure.
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) in Cats – Similarly, this article explains why felines may require an FHO, providing insights into the issue and the surgical procedure involved.