Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic Surgery For Pets

At Northridge Animal Medical Center, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive orthopedic care for our beloved furry companions. Whether your pet is facing a congenital joint disorder or a broken bone, our extensively trained orthopedic veterinarian in Northridge is here to offer expert assistance.


What To Expect With Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic procedures aim to restore your pet’s limb or joint to its normal function. These surgeries, performed under heavy sedation, may involve techniques such as bone plates, screws, pins, casts, or prosthetics.

Preparing Your Pet For Surgery

Before scheduling surgery, we conduct thorough evaluations, including blood work and health assessments, to ensure your pet’s readiness. Most dogs and cats, provided they are in good health, are suitable candidates for orthopedic procedures.

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Dog ACL Surgery In North Ridge

A torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in dogs is equivalent to an ACL injury in humans and often requires surgery to repair and prevent further joint damage.

Understanding The CCL

The CCL ligament stabilizes the knee joint, but can become damaged due to various factors including strenuous activity, weight, breed, or age.

Symptoms Of A CCL Injury

Watch for lameness, difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg, and swelling along the inside of the knee.

Examination And Diagnosis

Schedule a consultation for a comprehensive examination and X-rays to determine the severity of the injury.


Surgical Options

Choose from procedures like TPLO, Tight Rope, TTA, or lateral suture/extracapsular stabilization, depending on your pet’s needs.

Hip Surgery Options

We offer femoral head ostectomy (FHO) and total hip replacement (THR) for conditions like hip dysplasia, dislocation, fracture, or Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.

Recovery And Care

Expect a recovery period with restricted activity and possibly physical therapy, depending on the procedure.

Fracture Repair

In the event of a fracture, quick action and appropriate treatment options like splints, bone plating, or external fixation devices can aid in healing.

Preventative Measures

While some causes of orthopedic issues are unavoidable, basic safety precautions and awareness of your pet’s risk factors can help minimize the need for surgery.


Trusted Orthopedic Care

At Northridge Animal Medical Center, we offer compassionate care, advanced surgical procedures, and competitive pricing, ensuring your pet receives the best possible treatment for their orthopedic needs.

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