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Welcome to Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics
Your Veterinarian in Holmen, WI | Call us at 608-792-8184
We Make Your Best Friend Better
Your pet is a member of your family, and ours as well. With over 25 years experience as a premiere Animal Hospital serving the Coulee Region; we’re here to help when your best friend is in pain.Our goal is to make your dog active again. From a game of “fetch”, to a walk in the park, we hope to bring a limping, painful knee back to normal function.
- Luxating Patellas
- Cruciate [ACL] Rupture
- TPLO and TTA
- Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics is a division of Van Loon Animal Hospital, and is proud to serve the Holmen, WI area for everything pet related. Dr. Mark Hein and his team are committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
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TPLO -Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
The TPLO limits tibial thrust by reducing the angle of the joint itself. In a normal knee joint the angle of the tibial plateau[ shelf created by the lower leg bone or tibia] may be 20-30 degrees; hence when force is applied to the leg the tibia tends to “thrust” forward. By rotating the tibial plateau through the osteotomy[bone cut] the new joint becomes nearly “flat” making it difficult for “tibial thrust” to occur. We prefer this procedure to the TTA[ Tibial Tuberosity Advancement] for its extra strength and sparing effect on the meniscus which can tear more commonly with the TTA
TTA -Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
The TTA accomplishes this [Limitation of Tibial Thrust] by dragging the femur back into its normal position through tension placed on the patellar ligament. This broad ligament now acts as the new cruciate ligament to prevent instability of the joint.