This surgery relieves the pain of hip dysplasia by removing the femoral head from the hip joint.
Dr. Mike Jewell has extensive experience with orthopedic surgeries.
Torn Cruciate Injury (CCL or ACL)
Dr. Mike has performed over 100 extracapsular repairs on all sizes of dogs–from Pomeranians to Mastiffs and even cats! An experienced surgeon and careful follow up care are the keys to success with this surgery.
Femoral Head Osteotomy
This surgery relieves the pain of hip dysplasia by removing the femoral head from the hip joint (ie. taking the ball out of the socket).
Patella Surgery (Luxating Patellas or “Loose Knee Caps”)
Luxating patellas range from grade 1 (mild) to grade 4 (severe). For grades 1 through 3, Dr. Mike performs surgery to deepen the groove that the knee cap rides in to keep it in place.
All surgical patients have preoperative blood work performed to provide us with an idea of vital organ function (like liver and kidneys) to insure a safe anesthetic experience for your pet. A surgical laser is used for incisions during most surgeries, resulting in less bleeding and better pain control. The laser cauterizes blood vessels and nerve endings as it cuts. Pain medications are administered before, during and after surgery to provide optimal comfort. Our surgical recovery area is warm, peaceful and monitored by Certified Veterinary Technicians throughout the day.
All of our orthopedic surgeries include lots of client education about life-long joint care to minimize arthritis after surgery as well as 5 laser sessions and 5 canine rehabilitation sessions. Post-op care is extremely important for a full recovery!