Welcome to Ark Animal Hospital's Knee Cap Dislocation Surgery for Pets in New Orleans, LA
Ark Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing exceptional care for pets with knee cap dislocation (patellar luxation) in New Orleans, LA. Our skilled veterinarians understand the challenges and discomfort that patellar luxation can cause in pets, 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 Knee Cap Dislocation (Patellar Luxation) in Pets
Knee cap dislocation, or patellar luxation, is a common orthopedic condition that affects pets, particularly small to medium-sized dog breeds. It occurs when the kneecap (patella) is displaced from its normal position within the groove of the femur, causing pain, lameness, and difficulty walking or running. Patellar luxation can range from mild to severe, and surgical intervention is often necessary to correct the condition.
Comprehensive Knee Cap Dislocation Surgery for Pets
At Ark Animal Hospital, we offer comprehensive knee cap dislocation surgery options tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual pet. Our surgical interventions may include:
1. Medial Patellar Luxation (MPL) Surgery: For pets with medial patellar luxation, our veterinarians perform surgical procedures to realign the kneecap and stabilize the knee joint. This may involve deepening the groove of the femur, releasing tight structures, or repositioning the tendon to prevent future luxation.
2. Lateral Patellar Luxation (LPL) Surgery: Pets with lateral patellar luxation may require surgical procedures to correct the alignment and stability of the knee joint. This may involve reshaping the structures around the kneecap and stabilizing the joint to prevent further luxation.
3. Rehabilitation and Post-operative Care: Following knee cap dislocation surgery, our veterinarians provide comprehensive rehabilitation plans and post-operative care guidance. This may include physical therapy, controlled exercise regimens, pain management strategies, and regular follow-up examinations to monitor your pet's progress and support their recovery.
If your pet is experiencing knee cap dislocation or if you have concerns about their mobility and comfort, 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 knee cap dislocation surgery options.
Let us help your pet regain stability, comfort, and an active lifestyle with our expertise and compassionate care in knee cap dislocation surgery.