Dr. Matchett and team perform many orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic. When needed our doctors consult/employ specialists to maximize success .
Limb fractures are a common orthopedic challenges presented to our clinic often resulting from jumping/falling or a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures; however, many fractures will require surgical intervention:
- “Pinning” stabilizes the fracture by inserting a stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area. Occasionally pins are used in an angled fashion or with external fixation.
- “Plating” involves attaching a flat stainless steel/titanium plate to the bone using screws on either side of the fracture resulting a a very stable healing platform.
Cranial cruciate ligament(ACL) and meniscal injuries are very common in our canine companions. We offer the CBLO technique of stifle stabilization. It is the most current advanced technique with less risk of complications than the traditional TPLO. We can perform these surgeries on dogs of any size with amazing results.