DoDMWDVS Section-Surgery and Rehabilitation 

The Surgery and Rehabilitation Section provides comprehensive surgical, dental and rehabilitative services to working dogs. It performs about 70 surgical and 30 dental procedures and manages approximately 10 rehabilitation cases per month. Personnel include two surgeons external link and seven technicians.

The section has a large range of surgical, rehab/conditioning, and imaging equipment (C-arm fluoroscope) allowing for minimally-invasive procedures; orthopedic procedures (fractures and joint surgery), neurosurgery, abdominal and thoracic procedures; root canals; and extensive physical therapy regimens.

Surgery 

Surgeon performing lapraoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery to remove ovaries from female dog                                      Surgeon and technician preparing for an operation

Knee surgery being performed on a patient

 

Rehabilitation 

   Patient in the underwater treadmill                                        Patient undergoing extracorporeal shockwave therapy

 

 

external link   This icon identifies links to external web sites that will open in a new browser window. See the External Links Disclaimer link at the bottom of this page.

Some linked files require specific plug-ins to open. To download plug-ins, see the File Formats Used on This Site link at the bottom of this page.