vet ortho dislocated hip cat
Hip luxations / Dislocated hip joint

Hip luxations which cannot be manually reduced are surgically opened, reduced and maintained in position with an ilio-femoral suture technique. This surgical technique is very successful in retaining the luxated hip in place and recurrence is very rare. Most dogs and cats receiving this surgical repair return to full normal function of the limb without lameness.

vet ortho surgery for dislocated hip cat
vet xray ortho dislocated hip cat

Luxations/ Joint Dislocations

Hock Subluxation and Stabilisation.

 

This is a common orthopaedic problem affecting the hind leg of Shetland Sheepdogs and some Collie breeds. Surgery involves fusion of the subluxated joint (arthrodesis) using a plate and screw repair.

vet repair dislocated hock joint dog
dislocated hock joint dog
vet surgery for dislocated hock joint dog

This fracture of the lower end of the tibia or fibula shin bone results in instability of the hock (or ankle joint) in the dog or cat meaning that the animal can no longer bear weight on the leg without it collapsing. This condition can be accurately repaired by repairing the small malleolar fracture with a pin and tension band technique and reduction and stabilisation of the hock joint. Without repair of the fracture supporting this injury in a cast or bandage will not produce a successful outcome.

Ligament rupture may also produce hock dislocation. Surgical replacement of the long and short components of the collateral ligaments which support the joint can return the dog to an active life.

Hock instability and malleolar fracture repair.

Carpal (wrist joint) arthrodesis using 3.5– 2.7mm tapered plate and bone graft. This surgery is performed after severe trauma to the carpal joint, or following palmar ligament rupture where the carpus or wrist joint collapses and hyper extends meaning the dog’s carpus joint bends excessively so it almost touches the ground. Surgery is usually very successful.

Carpal (wrist joint) arthrodesis
ruptured carpal ligament dog dislocation
ruptured carpal ligament dog dislocation
dislocated carpus joint dog
hock fracture luxation dislocation dog
vet surgery for hock fracture luxation dislocation dog
vet op for hock fracture luxation dislocation dog
hock joint ligament rupture dislocation
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vet referral for hock joint ligament rupture dislocation
vet surgery for hock joint ligament rupture dislocation
vet ortho surgery for dislocated carpus joint dog
carpal arthrodesis dog for dislocated joint

Surgery is also carried out for dislocation of the stifle (knee) joint which is often associated with cruciate and collateral ligament rupture- deranged stifle.

Dislocation of the stifle (knee) joint
dislocated stifle knee in a dog
dislocated stifle knee in a dog2
vet surgery for dislocated stifle knee in a dog

Elbow & shoulder dislocations / luxations can also be repaired with replacement of the collateral ligaments.

dislocated shoulder in a dog
Elbow & Shoulder dislocations / luxations
surgery for dislocated shoulder in a dog
surgery for dislocated shoulder in a dog2
surgery for dislocated elbow in a dog
surgery for dislocated elbow in a dog 3
surgery for dislocated elbow in a dog2
stabilisation for dislocated knee stifle in a dog