Orthopedic Surgery

We offer comprehensive surgical services that can bring your injured pet back to a state of wellness. We offer many different orthopaedic surgeries designed to fix mobility issues, injuries, lameness, and genetic disorders in pets. Learn the benefits of orthopaedic surgery for your pet and how our experienced vets make the process simple for you.

Anterior Cruciate Repair in Winnipeg

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are very common in dogs and can very in their degree of severity.  Many cases require surgical correction. The ACL sits right behind the patella (kneecap). If your pet tears a ligament, they cannot maintain their active lifestyle and it is very painful.  There are multiple ways to correct this problem. The way we at Silver Heights Veterinary Hospital correct this issue surgically involves removing the damaged ligament. If the rest of the knee joint appears healthy, a small hole will be drilled into the tibia (bone below the joint).  A non-absorbable suture will be passed through this hole and tied around the bone above the knee joint. This suture will act as the ACL. When your pet is ready to go home, we will send you home with all the information you need to help them have an easy and speedy recovery.

Patellar Luxation Repair

A patellar luxation sounds more complicated then it actually is.  This basically means that the patella (kneecap) is popping in and out of place.  Sometimes both legs are affected, and sometimes only one is affected. This is seen more commonly in dogs then cats.  This condition varies in its severity, and may require surgical correction. Correction surgery involves deepening the patellar grove and surgically placing the patella back in place.  Here at Silver Heights Veterinary Hospital we deal with mild to moderate cases. Certain sever cases may need to see an orthopaedic specialist. If you suspect your pet has a patella issue, call to book an appointment and we can advise you the best way to help your pet.  

Femoral Head Osteotomy

There are many reasons that your pet may need a femoral head osteotormy (FHO) with the most common being a break in the femoral head (ball of the hip joint).  With this procedure we surgically remove the femoral head