Technology to Manage a Variety of Orthopedic Conditions
Over the years Dr. Kelly Hall has developed a special interest in both surgical and non-surgical orthopedic care. We are equipped with and experienced in the use of the latest technology for the management of a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. A partial list of the procedures we regularly perform are: complex fracture plating, pinning, external fixation, tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) as well as lateral suture cruciate repair, arthroscopy, hip toggle for dislocated hips, joint injections with platelet rich plasma (PRP), Penn hip exams, juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (JPS), joint fusion (arthrodesis) and a variety of solutions for patellar luxation.
One of the most common orthopedic conditions of the modern dog is cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture. Skiers and other human athletes know this ligament as the ACL or anterior cruciate ligament. CCL rupture causes instability of the knee and a cycle of inflammation which leads to progressive arthritic deterioration of the joint. Damage to a structure within the knee called the meniscus often follows causing further inflammation, pain and destruction. Most of the time surgery is recommended for CCL disease because stabilization of an unstable joint is difficult to achieve via other methods.
Frequently Asked Canine Orthopedic Questions
My dog has arthritis, can we do anything about that?
Do you recommend feeding glucosamine/chondroitin?
My dog has a torn ACL/CCL/cruciate. What do you think about a brace?
Is surgery safe?
Local anesthesia: Wherever possible we utilize nerve blocks, local anesthesia and spinal epidural blocks to control pain. Not only does this make for a much more comfortable patient after surgery, it also drastically reduces the depth of anesthesia
required during surgery.
Pre-op blood work and exam: Identification of any other pre-existing conditions allows us to adjust anesthesia, medication or treatment plan to what is best for the individual pet.
Monitoring: All surgical patients are monitored throughout their procedure for heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, body temperature and electro-cardiac rhythm.
State of the art facility: Our surgical suite features heated surgical tables, clean filtered non-hospital air, advanced monitoring, x-ray and generous lighting. We are very proud of it, ask for a tour!
We ♥ Our Clients and Their Animals
"Kelly did two TPLO surgeries on our girl Bella eight years ago. She is now ten years old & has not had a single problem. You guys are the best, big thank you!"
Love this clinic! My vet sent me here for an orthopedic surgery on my dog. They have a beautiful clinic yet their prices are very reasonable! Price included rechecks and they even caught me up on vaccinations while I was there. Dr. Hall is an excellent surgeon and you can tell how much he enjoys it. He was as excited as I am about the wonderful outcome! Highly recommend!
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They went above and beyond with kindness and care when we had to put down our family dog abruptly, even though we had never been there. They treated us with such kindness and grace during a difficult time.
Would highly recommend! ❤