Otay Vet Veterinary Clinic - Orthopedic Veterinary Surgery

At Otay Vet Veterinary Clinic we perform orthopedic surgeries for dogs and cats that cover a wide spectrum of congenital, developmental, and traumatic conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Our surgeon Dr. Gilbert Lopez is member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the Association for the Study of Osteosynthesis, two groups of veterinary surgeons whose goal is to elevate the specialty of orthopedics in order to provide better patient care. Dr. Lopez stays informed on the newest techniques available to constantly provide the highest possible level of care for your non-human companions. The most common orthopedic surgeries we perform are:

Hip Surgery

• Hip Reduction (Open/Closed)
• Femoral Head & Neck Excision
• Pubic Symphysiodesis – A new procedure for the prevention of hip dysplasia

Knee Surgery

• ACL Repairs
• Tightrope repair
• Lateral suture repair
• Revision of failed ACL surgeries

Other Knee Surgery

• Patella Luxation repair
• Stifle Arthrodesis

Elbow Surgery

• Fragmented medial coronoid excision
• Luxation reduction / stabilization
• UAP – Ununited Anconeal Process repair

Shoulder Surgery

• Shoulder fusion / arthrodesis Carpal, Tarsal Surgery
• Arthrodesis – complete or partial

Fracture Repair

• Internal locking plate fixation
• External skeletal fixation

Angular Limb Realignment

• Corrective osteotomies
• Limb lengthening

Bone and Tendon Avulsion Repair

• Achilles tendon avulsion
• Triceps tendon Avulsion