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​Information for Veterinarians

What Advanced Orthopaedic Treatments Do You Offer?

We provide some the most cutting-edge orthopaedic diagnostic and treatment procedures available, including:

Treatment for cranial cruciate ligament disease/rupture

  • Arthroscopy
  • Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
  • Extracapsular suture stabilization (Ex-Cap)

Treatment for patellar luxation

  • Wedge and block trochleoplasty
  • Tibial crest transposition
  • Imbrication
  • Corrective femoral osteotomy

Treatment for elbow dysplasia

  • Arthroscopic fragment excision
  • Subtotal coronoid ostectomy (SCO)
  • Biceps ulnar release procedure (BURP)
  • Dynamic proximal ulnar osteotomy (DPUO)

Treatment for immature hip dysplasia (hip-laxity stage)

  • Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (JPS)
  • Triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO)
  • Double pelvic osteotomy (DPO)

Treatment for mature/adult hip dysplasia (osteoarthritis stage)

  • Total hip replacement (THR)
  • Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHNO)
  • Medical management including intra-articular therapy
  • Treatment for angular limb deformities
  • Rehearsal surgery capabilities for complex deformities using life-size, patient-specific models developed from CT scans

 Small Animal Orthopaedics Referral/Consult

​Referring veterinarians can call (970) 297-4265 (option 4) for an orthopaedic referral or a consult.
For more information about these treatments view our treatment page and specialized technology page.

What are the Costs of Your Treatments?

We seek to tailor our recommended treatments to the unique needs of the patient and owner. Your client's cost for the veterinary care of their pet will vary depending upon patient size, the required diagnostic tests, the type of treatment, duration of hospitalization, etc. We always provide pet owners with a written estimate before pursuit of extensive diagnostic or treatment plans. If you would like to give them an approximation of cost prior to referral, the best option is to call us on our veterinarian consult line at (970) 297-4265 (option 4).

Do You Have Learning Opportunities for Veterinarians?

Members of our orthopaedic team are in high demand for teaching at many veterinary conferences throughout the country and world. We also provide continuing education opportunities right here at home. Give us a call to discuss our up-to-date continuing education schedules.

Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 297-4477

(970) 297-1205

(970) 297-4477
Veterinarian Consult Line:
(970) 297-4265