Orthopedic Injuries & Surgery

Veterinary Care in Norman, Oklahoma

If your pet is in need of surgery, we understand it can be a stressful time for both you and your furry friend. The team at McGee Street Animal Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma provides state-of-the-art veterinary care and surgery services and procedures. We maintain a safe environment that is friendly to both people and animals. Our surgical suite is equipped to help us perform a number of surgical tasks, including soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.

Before every surgical procedure, we thoroughly examine your pet to identify any conditions which may complicate the surgery or pose a threat to their health. This includes pre-anesthetic blood and urine testing. We utilize state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to ensure your pet remains stable throughout the entire procedure.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic procedures involve treating your pet’s skeletal system and extremities including bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. An orthopedic injury can affect your pet’s quality of life and mood. If you notice your pet has a slight limp, trouble getting up, is avoiding physical activities, or other signs of discomfort, they may be experiencing orthopedic issues.

Performing orthopedic surgery can help improve your pet’s mobility, reduce their pain, and improve their quality of life. We will work with you the explore the available treatment options and which plan of treatment best meets your pet’s healthcare needs. In addition to surgical services, we provide animal rehabilitation services to help your pet accelerate their post-surgery recovery.

ACL Surgical Repair including the TTA Procedure

A Cranial Cruciate ligament rupture is the most common orthopedic injury in dogs, regardless of breed and size. The Tibial Tuberosity Advancement procedure is designed to surgically change the biomechanics of the knee, and therefore return it to full function. It is accomplished through an osteotomy of the tibia and by moving the attachment of the straight patella tendon forward. A permanent titanium implant system stabilizes the portion of the tibia that is moved.

The major advantages of the TTA over other cruciate ligament augmentation procedures are:
1. Rapid (typically 1 – 3 weeks) return to full weight bearing.
2. Protection of articular cartilage through rapid return of normal joint range of motion.
3. Decreased progression of arthritis over time.
4. Good prognosis for return to full athletic activity.
This surgery is minimally invasive and has low complication rates. It is the only cranial cruciate ligament repair procedure that uses titanium. This material is more biocompatible than stainless steel and reduces the risk of infection and rejection of the implants.

Lithotripsy For Orthopedic Diseases

This treatment is a valuable tool for treating neurologic and orthopedic diseases and injuries. It helps prevent muscle atrophy, increases muscle mass and strength, improves joint mobility, and decreases pain. It works by delivering a series of focused, high-pressure sound waves through the skin and soft tissue. The shockwaves help relieve pain, stimulate healing, and produce both cellular and mechanical effects.

This procedure can be very effective for hip dysplasia and lick granulomas, but is also recommended for pets recovering from fracture repairs, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic surgery, or other conditions where the use of a limb is inhibited.

For more information about our treatments for orthopedic injuries, our veterinary practice, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 405-329-0181 We look forward to hearing from you and caring for your pet.