At Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics, we are a premier animal hospital with over 25 years of experience serving the Coulee Region residents. For anything pet-related, our veterinary clinic and animal hospital uses the latest technological advancements in veterinary medicine.
Services Offered at Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics
We handle both scheduled appointments and orthopedic emergencies. Located in Holmen, WI, our animal hospital offers veterinary services to animals and pets. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best quality patient care. Our facility is equipped to offer services like Cruciate Ligament Surgery, Knee reconstruction, orthopedic surgery for dogs, and Luxating Patella Surgery.
Cruciate Ligament Surgery at Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics
Is your pet having trouble walking? Sometimes, pets suffer from cruciate ligament tears, which are very painful, and one of the most common orthopedic issues in dogs. At Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics, we offer orthopedic surgery for dogs with this condition in Holmen, Wisconsin, and the neighboring areas.
What Causes Cruciate Ligament Tears?
There are many causes of cruciate ligament tears in pets, especially dogs. Certain breeds are naturally susceptible to this condition, while others acquire it from natural deterioration from aging. While there are many causes for cruciate ligament tears in dogs, obese animals have a higher risk for this condition.
Some of the most common symptoms of this condition are sudden weakness in the leg, difficulty jumping and walking, stiffness and limping, and swelling of the knee. If your pet shows a lack of desire in any physical activity, chances are there is a ligament tear causing pain, and if there is yelping or whimpering, then visit a veterinary orthopedic for dog knee surgery.
Minor cruciate ligament injuries can be treated with prescribed medications and enough rest, but severe cases require more dramatic treatments. Orthopedic surgical intervention for pain relief and repair of damaged ligaments is often required.
As we offer the latest veterinary interventions to our patients, one of the procedures we perform to repair a damaged cruciate ligament is dogs is the Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP). This procedure offers another way of repairing a dog’s damaged leg without relying on a Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy. Our veterinarian will clearly explain the differences between these two procedures should your pet require this type of orthopedic surgery, as well as the benefits and limitations of each procedure.