Veterinary Orthopedics

When your pet has an orthopedic problem (i.e., bone, ligament, or joint injury), you can trust our veterinarians at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital to provide complete care, from thorough diagnostic tests such as digital x-rays to advanced medical and surgical management. Our goal is to get your pet back to normal function and be pain-free.

We routinely care for all kinds of orthopedic injuries including fractures, ligament injuries, muscle strains and sprains, arthritis and developmental orthopedic conditions. We have highly skilled surgeons that can care for the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs and cats including:

  • Cruciate ligament injuries (ACL or CCL ruptures and partial tears)
    • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
    • Extracapsular repair
  • Medial Patellar luxation
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Elbow Dysplasia
    • Fragmented coronoid process of the elbow
    • Ununited anconeal process of the elbow
  • Joint dislocations and hyperextension injuries
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Fracture repair
    • External skeletal fixation
    • Internal bone pinning and plating
    • Casting

In addition to the conditions describe above, our veterinarians routinely perform other procedures such as:

  • “Penn Hip” radiographic studies
  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) elbow and hip radiographic studies
  • Femoral head and neck excision for end-stage hip diseases
  • Limb and toe amputations
  • Joint arthrodesis
Tibial tuberosity advancement for cruciate ligament tear

Tibial tuberosity advancement for cruciate ligament tear

External skeletal fixation for comminuted tibial fracture

External skeletal fixation for comminuted tibial fracture

Femoral fracture repair with bone plate and screws

Femoral fracture repair with bone plate and screws