Veterinary Surgery Service

131 Hospital Drive N.E. Suite 2
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548


Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD or OD) is an inflammatory condition that occurs mostly in large breed dogs between the ages of 6 and 9 months.  The condition occurs when there is abnormal development of the cartilage at the end of the bone in a joint. The diseased cartilage separates from the underlying bone and causes pain and often lameness. It most commonly affects the shoulder joint but the elbow, hip, or knee (stifle) may also be involved. It is generally agreed that surgical intervention is the best treatment option in order to prevent continued degeneration of the joint.  Arthroscopy is most often performed to remove the offending cartilage. 

What does OCD surgery cost?

The all inclusive fee is $2,500.00

This includes:

  • Intake Physical Examination
  • Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
  • EKG
  • I.V. Catheter
  • I.V. Fluids
  • Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
  • Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient
  • Local pain control (joint block)
  • Preoperative imaging (radiographs, CT scan)
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Osteochondritis Desiccants Surgery
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Post-surgical therapy laser treatment
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments