Patellar Luxation – Unilateral Repair

Patellar luxation happens when the patella (also known as the knee cap), dislocates itself when the knee is flexed. This is most common in smaller breeds of dogs. Usually, if a dog has patellar luxation, they will occasionally hop on one of their back legs for a few steps. Veterinarians can usually determine if a dog has this by palpating (touching) the knee cap during an examination. Surgery is not always necessary and usually depends on the severity of the condition. There are a couple of different surgical methods that can be done to fix patellar luxation. After the surgery, your dog’s physical activity should be limited for a few months.

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Hosptial services include but are not limited to:

  • Canine and Feline Heartworm testing
  • In house CBC and biochemical blood testing
  • Complete urinalysis
  • In house screening for internal parasites
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Emergency Care
  • Grooming
  • X-rays
  • CT Scan (with 3D Imaging and contrast)
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental Cleaning and Extractions
  • Mass (lump) testing (biopsies, aspirates etc.)
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