Orthopedics at River Road Pet Clinic
Here at River Road Pet Clinic, our veterinarians perform a number of orthopedic procedures including ruptured ACL repair, luxating patella surgery, TPLO, TTA and fracture stabilization under general anesthesia on a referral basis. All patients receive advanced pain management which includes preoperative epidurals and regional block anesthesia, continuous rate infusion intravenous drips for perioperative pain control and fentanyl patches and meloxicam for postoperative pain management.
TPLO Cruciate Repair Surgery
At River Road Pet Clinic we have been performing TPLO cruciate repairs since 2003. Over the years we have gained considerable experience with the surgery and have used this technique successfully in dogs up to 220 lbs. This technique is favored by most experts in the larger breeds (Labrador, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Akita, Mastiff), but we do carry the instrumentation to serve smaller dogs as well.
We have an excellent pain management program in place to ensure your pet's comfort before, during and after the procedure. We offer physiotherapy after the procedure to get your four-footed loved one back on its feet as quickly as possible.
For an in depth explanation of cruciate disease in dogs and the various options available please follow this link: Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in dogs