Dog at a beautiful wooden bridge. Dog at the lake. Foggy mood between moutains.

Orthopedic Surgery

What Surgery Do We Perform?

  • TPLO or Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
  • Fracture Repairs
  • FHO or Femoral Head Ostectomy
  • OCD or Osteochondritis Dissecans

We offer several specialty surgeries including Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) for ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL). This procedure has been long regarded as one of the best to aid in knee stability and quality of life for your active dog. Until recently, this procedure was only offered at referral hospitals such as Iowa State Veterinary Teaching Hospital or Blue Pearl Referral Center in Des Moines. We also offer traditional ACL repair with the extracapsular technique, depending on your dog’s age and size.

Rupture of the CrCL is one of the most common reasons for hind limb lameness, pain, and subsequent knee arthritis. Since the development of this problem in dogs is much more complex than in humans, and they experience different degrees of rupture (partial or complete), the canine condition is referred to as ‘cranial cruciate ligament disease’ (CrCLD). While the clinical signs (symptoms) associated with CrCLD vary, the condition invariably causes rear limb dysfunction and pain.