Pet Orthopedic Surgery

We are committed to providing your pet with the best orthopedic care. Dr. Sydney is an experienced surgeon with a special interest in orthopedics.

vet in surgery room

Here at Northridge Veterinary Clinic and Rehabilitation, we have the capability to perform many procedures, including:

Prior to any orthopedic surgery, there will be a consultation with one of our veterinarians. At this appointment, a team member will guide you through which surgery is best for your pet, what to expect for recovery and the estimated cost of the procedure.

Rehabilitation following an orthopedic procedure is very important to your pet’s recovery. This is one reason we include four rehabilitation sessions post-operatively.

We will make sure to be with you every step of the way, from diagnosis to surgery, and through the entire recovery process.

Types of Orthopedic Surgery

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

TPLO is a surgical procedure commonly performed to treat cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries in dogs. By altering the angle of the tibial plateau, TPLO stabilizes the knee joint and restores normal function, allowing pets to resume their normal activities without pain or discomfort.

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)

FHO is a surgical procedure used to treat hip dysplasia, fractures, and other conditions affecting the hip joint. During FHO surgery, the femoral head (the “ball” of the hip joint) is removed, eliminating painful bone-on-bone contact and allowing the surrounding muscles to support the joint.

Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL) Repair

MPL is a condition in which the patella (kneecap) slips out of its normal position, causing lameness and discomfort. Surgical repair of MPL involves realigning the patella and stabilizing the joint to prevent further luxations and restore normal function.

Orthopedic Fractures

A bone fracture is a broken bone. Just as in humans, there are many causes of broken bones in dogs. All bones can break; however, some bones are more commonly broken than others in dogs. The humerus, radius, femur, and tibia are among the most commonly fractured bones in the dog. There are several different treatment methods for fracture repair.

Our veterinarians will work with you to determine the best possible treatment for your pet. We offer both surgical and non-surgical options depending on the severity and type of fracture.

Our surgical options consist of external fixation, bone plating, rods, pins, wires, and screws. Our non-surgical options include casting and splinting.