Welcome to Ark Animal Hospital's ACL Repair Surgery for Pets in New Orleans, LA
Ark Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional care for pets with ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries in New Orleans, LA. Our skilled veterinarians understand the challenges and discomfort that ACL injuries can cause, and we offer expert surgical interventions to address this condition. Our goal is to provide pain relief, improve stability, and enhance the overall mobility and quality of life for your beloved pet.
Understanding ACL Injuries in Pets
The ACL is an important ligament that stabilizes the knee joint in both humans and animals. ACL injuries commonly occur in dogs and, less frequently, in cats. These injuries can result from sudden twisting motions, overexertion, trauma, or degenerative changes. An ACL injury can cause pain, lameness, difficulty walking or running, and decreased overall mobility.
Comprehensive ACL Repair Surgery for Pets
At Ark Animal Hospital, we offer comprehensive ACL repair surgery options tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual pet. Our surgical interventions may include:
1. Extracapsular Repair: Extracapsular repair is a commonly performed ACL surgery in which a strong suture or synthetic material is placed outside the knee joint to stabilize the knee. This provides support for the knee during healing and allows scar tissue to form, providing long-term stability.
2. Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO): TPLO is a more advanced surgical technique used to stabilize the knee joint in pets with ACL injuries. It involves reshaping the tibial plateau to change the mechanics of the knee, reducing the need for an intact ACL. This surgery provides excellent stability and can effectively restore normal function and mobility.
3. Rehabilitation and Post-operative Care: Following ACL repair surgery, our veterinarians provide comprehensive rehabilitation plans and post-operative care guidance. This may include physical therapy, controlled exercise regimens, pain management strategies, and follow-up examinations to monitor your pet's progress.
If your pet is suffering from an ACL injury or if you have concerns about their stability and mobility, please reach out to Ark Animal Hospital. Our expert veterinarians and caring staff are here to provide the best possible care and support for your beloved pet. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our comprehensive ACL repair surgery options.
Let us help your pet regain comfort, stability, and an active lifestyle with our ACL repair surgery expertise.