Orthopedic Surgery

Safe, comfortable surgery for your pet

Here at Sprayberry Animal Hospital, our doctors have extensive experience in all types of general soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery and stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and procedures.

Our veterinarians are well versed in a wide range of orthopedic surgery procedures, including:

  • Cruciate (CCL) Repair
  • Patella Luxation
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
A Pit Bull Terrier mixed breed dog wearing a protective Elizabethan collar after surgery

​Many people have questions about various aspects of their pet’s surgery, and we hope this information will help. The following will also explain the decisions you will need to make before your pet’s surgery.

When you bring your pet in for surgery, we will need 5 to 10 minutes of your time to fill out a pre-operative release form and make decisions on blood work, as well as additional services. You can do so prior to bringing in your pet if you wish to save time. When you pick up your pet after surgery you can also plan to spend about 10 minutes to go over your pet’s home care needs.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions about your pet’s health or surgery.

Is your pet needing a surgery consult or orthopedic surgery?

Sprayberry Animal hospital is your trusted partners in your pet's health and well-being. If you need anything from us, feel free to give us a call at (770) 977-8300. You can also request an appointment with one of our veterinarians below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your pet should not be fed for 12 hours prior to any anesthetic procedure, but may have a small amount of water.

Husky dog lying on vet table with doctor and master near by

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Repair

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) repairs are among the most common Orthopedic Surgeries. Though these injuries are not life threatening, they must be addressed as they can cause great pain. Symptoms of this type of injury include pain around the knee area and minimal to non weight bearing on the injured leg.

The cranial cruciate ligament connects the back of the femur with the front of the tibia. Injuries to this area can occur for several reasons. It may be athletic related in a healthy dog or in overweight or obese pets the dog can simply land the wrong way when jumping or running. The injury is the result of a partial or complete tear of the ligament. The traditional technique used by most Veterinarians is to remove the damaged ligament and replace it with a very strong suture which essentially functions as the cruciate ligament. The tissue of the knee heals over a period of several months and the suture eventually breaks leaving the healed tissue to stabilize the knee. This procedure is relatively quick and uncomplicated however following the post operative directions of the Veterinarian and surgical staff is of the up most importance to ensure the surgical area is not re injured during the healing process.

If you believe your pet has a torn CCL, call our office today or schedule an appointment.