Big Sky Animal Medical Center

Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, total hip replacement, fracture repair, and arthroscopy are some of our orthopedic procedures.

TPLO method of cruciate repair

In December 2003 Dr. Scherr received certification from Slocum Enterprises in Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery for cranial cruciate ligament repair. After performing approximately 1,000 of these surgeries, Big Sky Animal Medical Center has experienced over 90 percent success in returning canine athletes back to performance soundness. Benefits of a TPLO:

• 90 percent regain normal function and performance soundness
• Patients develop less arthritis than other methods
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• Restores better range of motion than other methods

Full Orthopedic Services

• Patellar luxation
• Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
• Fracture repairs


Advantages of Arthroscopy:
• Minimal scarring due to small skin incisions
• Minimal soft tissue disruption leading to decreased pain and less chance of infection
• Earlier return to performance function
• Gives a better picture with greater detail of the joint vs. an open arthrotomy

• Joint exploration
• Elbows, carpus, tarsus and stifles


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