Patellar luxation is one of the most common orthopedic conditions affecting dogs, particularly small dogs (though larger breeds can be affected as well). Treating severe patellar luxation in dogs requires a veterinary surgeon who is highly experienced in various orthopedic procedures. Cutting Edge Surgical Referrals is a mobile surgical practice that can provide a broad range of orthopedic surgeries in and around Miami-Dade County, including surgery to correct patellar luxation in dogs. We are well equipped to provide this and other complex veterinary surgeries, with the goal of improving the patient’s mobility and quality of life as much as possible.
How We Can Treat Patellar Luxation in Dogs
Minor cases of patellar luxation may not require surgery, but if the kneecap needs to be manipulated to return to its normal position, orthopedic surgery might be necessary. A thorough examination and X-rays (and possible CT scan) are needed to determine whether surgery is the best option.
There are several ways to correct patellar luxation with surgery, including creating a deeper femoral groove so the kneecap is more secure and less likely to slip out of place. Soft-tissue reconstruction around the kneecap may also be necessary to prevent the kneecap from sliding.
For more information about patellar luxation surgery for dogs, contact us today or refer a patient for consultation.