Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The small animal orthopedic surgery service, at The University of Tennessee, is available for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including fractured bones, joint disorders, and muscle diseases of small animals. Specialized equipment available for the diagnosis of orthopedic disorders includes nuclear scintigraphy and a force plate for gait analysis. Options available for fracture repair include intramedullary pins, bone plates, external skeletal fixators and interlocking nails. Surgical treatments for hip dysplasia include triple pelvic osteotomy and total hip replacement. The orthopedic service consists of board certified veterinary surgeons, residents in surgical training, interns, and veterinary students. Patients may be scheduled for an appointment by referring veterinarians.