Pet Orthopedics

Just like humans, our pets can develop problems with their bones and joints over time or from an injury.

These issues often affect their ability to move around from day to day, decreasing their quality of life and yours. At Hampton Park, we offer pet orthopedic surgeries to improve their range of motion and reduce pain so your furry family can get back to living a happy and comfortable life in Lynbrook, Narre Warren North, and beyond.


Ligament Disease in Pets

There are a few major ligaments in the stifle (between the thigh bone and the lower leg bones) and hip joints in pets. These ligaments help stabilize the joint when walking, running, and playing. Unfortunately, they can become damaged either through an acute injury or pet degenerative disease. One of the most common in dogs is a rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament -- also known as the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. It’s the most common cause of lameness in the hind legs of our canine friends, and it can lead to further pet joint disease.

We often see Lynbrook area pets for pet orthopedic care in our animal hospital for a few common causes. The simplest one is repetitive movements that put little tears in a ligament over time. Maybe your pup has a bad habit of jumping off a tall bed, or they play a little too hard at fetch. Symptoms of a pet ligament tear include pain and stiffness, limping or staggering, and changes in willingness to play. If you’re concerned about your pet, we’re here to figure out what’s wrong and how to help them live a comfortable life.

Common Pet Orthopedic Surgeries Performed

  • Pet Cruciate Ligament Surgery

    Think about pet cruciate ligament surgery as the human equivalent to when someone has a knee reconstruction. Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgery and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) are the most commonly done. Both of these advanced pet orthopedic surgeries act to change the angle of the knee joint and so take the pressure off the ruptured cruciate ligament. Modified D’Anglis Procedure places a false ligament approximating the cruciate ligament around the knee joint. This is often used in smaller dogs to treat cruciate ligament disease.

  • Pet Fracture Repair

    Both specialised bone plates and pins are used to repair traumatic bone fractures. Not all pet bone fractures are repairable, but our pet orthopedic specialist will make sure you know the best options for your companion.

  • Pet Hip Surgery

    The hip is a ball and socket joint: the ball of the thigh bone fits snuggly into the hip socket. When the hip joint is damaged, it no longer fits snuggly and is a constant source of pain. A Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO) is the removal of the ball. Often, this is used in cases of pet hip fractures that cannot be repaired, diseases of the thigh bone (ball), or to reduce pain from pet hip dysplasia or pet osteoarthritis.

Safe and Experienced Pet Orthopedic Care

At Hampton Park, we prioritize the health and safety of your pets with our expert orthopedic surgery services. Your companion’s pet orthopedic surgery will be performed with the latest techniques and technology to ensure your pet’s procedure is as safe and pain-free as possible. We monitor your pet closely throughout the orthopedic surgery, providing the highest level of care every step of the way. For peace of mind and detailed information about what to expect on the day of surgery, we invite you to visit our Pet Surgery page. Trust us to support your pet through their journey to recovery with the utmost compassion and professionalism.


Caring For Life

Centrally located, Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital provides pet orthopedics in Hampton Park, Lynbrook, Narre Warren South, and the surrounding areas, including Narre Warren North, Lyndhurst, Berwick, Hallam, Doveton, Dandenong South, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South, and Endeavour Hills.

Cnr Somerville Rd & Outlook Dr
Hampton Park, VIC 3976
Phone: 1800 446 329