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Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic surgery is another area where the experience of a board-certified surgeon can improve the outcome for your pet. 

  • Simple and Complex Fracture Repair 
    VSC has an extensive range of bone plates and screws, Interlocking Nails, Pins and wires,and External Fixators in stock to stabilize any fracture.  We also utilize cancellous allografts and autografts and extracorporeal shock wave therapy to accelerate bone healing.
  • Patella Luxation
    Correction of medial and lateral patella luxation
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery
    TPLO , Extracapsular suture technique, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement –MMP. Dr. Lawrence is also skilled in performing combined patella luxation/TPLO surgery/
  • Hip Surgery 
    Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO, Legg-Calve-Perthes), Triple Pelvic Osteotomy, Juvenile Pelvic Symphysiodesis, open and closed hip reductions
  • Other Ligament and Tendon Surgeries
    Achilles tendon rupture, superficial digital tendon ligament instability
  • OCD surgery (osteochondrosis dessicans)
  • Growth deformity correction
  • Arthrodesis (joint fusion)
  • PRP injections (platelet rich plasma) which help pets with arthritis.

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Joint fluid collection and analysis
  • Lameness evaluations
  • Digital radiology
  • MRI
  • PENN-HIP certification
  • OFA certification
  • CT evaluation of bones and joints
  • Arthroscopy

Treatment for Osteoarthritis