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Orthopedic Surgery

May 22 2022

Providing optimal surgical care with orthopedic expertise

Orthopedic surgery is a broad term often referring to the surgical repair of bones, joints, or ligaments. When a canine has broken or fractured a bone due to trauma, surgical correction may be required. It remains to be the most effective form of surgery to correct any issues seen with bone injuries or joint conditions. 

At Canton Animal Hospital, we specialize in providing the highest quality orthopedic surgical care for pets. Our experienced team offers a wide range of orthopedic surgeries for all major joints, including the hip, elbow, knee, and ankle. Whether your pet requires a joint replacement, revision, or healing for a traumatic injury, we use advanced surgical techniques and equipment to ensure optimal outcomes. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing compassionate support throughout the surgical process and helping your pet return to a happy, healthy, and active lifestyle.

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Early detection of injury and preventative measures

Lameness refers to the inability of the dog to use one more limb. It is most often associated with pain or injury. The most common causes of acute or sudden lameness in dogs are soft tissue injury (strain or sprain), injury to a joint, bone fracture, or dislocation. Osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia may also cause lameness in dogs and this condition can affect dogs of any age or size. 

If you’re noticing any subtle limping in your pet, a consultation with your veterinarian will determine the best course of action through diagnostic testing and assessment of your pet’s condition. Some forms of lameness require lifelong medical treatment while others require surgical repair. Book a consultation with the CAH team to speak with our veterinarian surgeon on staff to explore the options that fit your pet’s needs best.

Personalizing post-procedure recovery plans for your pet

Prior to scheduling a surgical procedure, it is crucial to schedule pre-surgical bloodwork and an overall assessment of the dog’s health to ensure the dog has a good quality of health and is a perfect candidate for a surgical procedure. Pet owners are encouraged to keep in mind the recovery and rehabilitation period needs for their pet post-procedure as well. With clarity around your pet’s lifestyle and health history, your surgeon will work with you to determine a recovery treatment plan and recovery course that works best for both you and your pet.

Orthopedic Surgeries We Offer

Here at CAH, we offer comprehensive bone and joint correction surgeries for all major joints - hip, elbow, knee, and ankle. Some of our most common orthopedic procedures include, but are not limited to:

Cruciate Ligament Repair (Torn ACL Repair)

This surgical treatment stabilizes the stifle joint when a dog’s cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) has been ruptured, an injury commonly known as a torn ACL. We offer both TPLO and TTA treatment techniques.

Patellar Luxation (Medial & Lateral)

This surgical procedure stabalizes the knee joint of pets that are experiencing recurrent or persistent kneecap dislocation, lameness or more severe disease.

Hip Dysplasia Repair

Amongst the most common developmental disorders in dogs, explore surgical treatment options that help remove bone fragments to improve lameness experienced by your dog.

Bone Fracture Repair (Tibial & Femoral)

Bone fractures in the tibia and femur are quite common for dogs and cats. This orthopedic repair surgery involves the application of a bone plate and a series of screws to stabalize the fractures for faster recovery.

Femoral Head & Neck Ostectomy (FHO)

This surgery involves the removal or excision of the ball portion of the hip joint (femur) in order to treat numerous conditions impacting the pet’s hip joint (i.e hip dysplasia, chronic arthritis, and more).


Very affordable and nice staff. My dog had a injury that required weekly check-ups and dressing changes, did not get charged after initial visit, could have been very costly for us. Thanks Doc and staff!!!!

Paul F.
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