Orthopedic Surgery

We are proud to offer orthopedic surgery services to the pets of Cheyenne, WY and surrounding areas.

Click on each surgery below to learn more.

Tightrope Repair of Torn Cruciate Ligament (ACL/CCL)

If your dog has been diagnosed with a torn or ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament (commonly referred to as an ACL injury), please call us to schedule a consultation to determine if your pet is a good candidate for the Tightrope CCL Repair.

The Tightrope CCL Repair  procedure is performed at Broadmoor East Veterinary Clinic by Dr. Michael Driscoll and Dr. Sara Oedekoven.  Broadmoor East is one of  few animal hospitals in Wyoming to perform knee surgery on dogs using this procedure in-house, versus sending patients out of state for knee injury repairs.

Dr. Driscoll has been performing cruciate ligament repairs for over 20 years and is very impressed with the procedure and the results of the Tightrope® CCL repair technique. A better alternative for ACL injuries, this innovative technique was developed to provide a minimally invasive method for extracapsular stabilization of the cranial cruciate ligament-deficient canine stifle. Because of the nature of these injuries, and their degenerative process over time, the Tightrope®CCL repair focuses on a technique used in human ankle joints using bone to bone fixation. This procedure is substantially less invasive than other canine knee injury repair surgeries, such as TTA and TPLO because they involve cutting and re-positioning of bone. The Tightrope®CCL is also easier to perform than these other procedures,making the risk for complications and infection substantially lower.

The Tightrope training was developed in conjunction with James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS Director, Comparative Orthopedic Laboratory, University of Missouri and Arthrex® Vet Systems.

Tightrope CCL surgical procedure diagram

FHO (Femoral Head Osteotomy)

The FHO surgical procedure is performed to restore essential mobility and reduce or eliminate pain in the hip joint. This surgery is considered in cases of severe hip dysplasia, severe arthritis of the hip and certain hip fractures.

The FHO procedure involves removing the head and neck of the femur, the “ball” portion of the ball and socket in the hip joint. The muscles in the surrounding area provide immediate support of the femur, while scar tissue that forms during the healing process creates a “false joint” that provides long-term cushioning.

Please call us if you are interested in FHO surgery for your pet. We would be happy to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons to determine if your pet is a candidate for this procedure.

Luxating Patella

Patellar luxation is a knee cap that slips out of place. This movement usually occurs either because of trauma to the knee, or because of a malformation of surrounding structures in the knee, such as an abnormally shallow femoral groove, where the patella (knee cap) usually sits.

Our surgeons would be happy to schedule a consult to determine whether or not your pet is a good candidate for Patellar Luxation repair surgery at our practice. Call us today!

Fracture Repair

While each fracture is unique, we are proud to perform many different types of fracture repair surgeries. These procedures typically involve placing either an intramuscular pin or an external fixator in order to keep the bone properly and securely aligned during the healing process.

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