Orthopedic Surgery

At Frey Pet Hospital, we perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our hospital. Dr. Steen has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and has received advanced training at Ohio State University, in addition to over 15 years of clinical experience. We have the expertise and equipment to treat bone fractures using, IM pin fixation, external fixation and ASIF plating. Routinely Dr. Steen repairs ruptured ACL ligaments and luxating patella in the knee along with femoral head and neck excision (FHO) for hip issues. We also maintain a comprehensive referral service for those surgeries that require even more specialized equipment and techniques.

ACL tears are repaired primarily by lateral suture fixation in small dogs and cats and in large dogs by the TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) technique. Please click here for more information about ACL repair.