Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery In Melbourne Fl

Offering Dog TPLO Surgery and Other Orthopedics in Melbourne, FL

Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery In Melbourne Fl

Veterinary orthopedic surgery is by nature complex, requiring a higher level of specialization to perform and often a longer healing period for the pet. Veterinary Specialty Center houses advanced surgical equipment that allows our board-certified veterinary surgeon to perform various orthopedic procedures, including dog TPLO surgery, bone fracture repairs, and ligament injury repairs.

With our high-end equipment and significant experience in veterinary surgery, we encourage you to reach out to us for a consultation if your pet or patient requires advanced surgical services to treat their condition.

Surgeon Performing Orthopedic Surgery

What is Dog TPLO Surgery?

One of our primary orthopedic surgeries here in Melbourne, FL is dog TPLO surgery. TPLO stands for Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, and the procedure is designed to stabilize the knee joint following a cruciate ligament injury by modifying the structure of the tibia bone. During the surgery, the tibia is “leveled” by cutting and rotating a segment of bone to reduce the angle of the tibia slope. Once this is done, we secure the joint using special locking plates and screws.

Our goal in performing dog TPLO surgery is to relieve pain and stabilize the knee joint by minimizing hyperextension, sliding, and excessive rotation. TPLO surgery restores mobility in dogs and greatly enhances their quality of life.

Dog TPLO Before And After

Other Orthopedic Conditions We Can Treat with Surgery

At Veterinary Specialty Center, we specialize in orthopedic surgeries that address a range of conditions from arthritis to complex bone repairs.

Our comprehensive list of orthopedic conditions we can treat includes:

  • Cruciate ligament repairs (ACL tears)
  • Patella luxation corrections
  • Complex bone fracture repairs
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Digit/limb amputation
  • Femoral head ostectomy
  • Extracapsular suture repairs
  • ACL Tears
    • Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
    • Extracapsular Suture repair (ESS)
    • Modified Cranial Closing Wedge Ostectomy (MCCWO)
  • Angular Limb Deformity Repair (ALD)

We perform every orthopedic surgery with meticulous care and exceptional skill. Contact us to discuss your pet’s needs today.