Fracture repair

At Peterborough Pet Hospital we offer our clients a full range of orthopedic services for the treatment of long bone fractures, hip fractures and dislocations, treatment for joint injuries and osteoarthritis. On occasion there may be fractures or conditions that we would recommend a referral to a large Orthopedic Center which we arrange on your behalf.

Most long bone fractures are repaired by internal fixations with surgical plates and screws. For small breeds we use the ALPS (Advanced Locking Plate System) plating system by KYON. These are very fine titanium plates and locking screws that allow us to repair very tiny bones with minimal disruption to the bones blood supply. For larger patients we use stainless steel plates and screws by Synthes. 

Elbow surgery : The PAUL (Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy) surgical procedure addresses osteoarthritis in the elbows of dogs that suffer from elbow dysplasia and medial coroniod process disease. Surgery involves cutting the Ulna bone just below the elbow joint and applying a special offset plate that widens the joint space on the medial side of the elbow, taking pressure off of the medial coronoid process and reducing discomfort. It is used extensively in Italy and Europe for the treatment of medial compartment disease of the elbow and shows promising results for patients. 

Patients with severe medial luxating patellas (dislocating knee caps) that are not candidates for the traditional trochleoplasty and tibial crest transposition surgeries can now benefit from surgically implanted replacement grooves (PGR-Patellar Groove Replacement) developed by KYON. These implants have an industrial diamond coating on Titanium and show lots of promise in treating this condition. 

Through continuing education seminars and training Dr. Muise provides many on site procedures and follows up with cases until orthopedic healing is complete.