Advanced Veterinary offers a complete range of orthopedic surgical services. We are properly equipped and staffed to perform orthopedic surgical procedures on pets of various sizes, and our experienced orthopedic surgeons are more than capable of treating orthopedic problems as efficiently and painlessly as possible.
What is Orthopedic Surgery?
Orthopedics is a field of medicine that involves treating injuries, diseases and degenerative conditions of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the body’s muscles, tendons, bones, joints, and ligaments.
Some pets will suffer from orthopedic problems at some point in their lives. These problems, which may be obvious or barely noticeable, will affect your pet’s ability to move around and perform even the most basic actions, including walking, running, and standing up on all fours.
Advanced Veterinary treats pets with orthopedic conditions to help improve their quality of life. We have the skills and facilities to restore your pet’s limb back in a normal or near-normal condition.
Common Orthopedic Problems
Our clinic can diagnose and treat a wide range of orthopedic problems, ranging from common to complex. Here are some of the most common orthopedic problems that pets can suffer from:
- Bone issues
- Bone disease
- Back trauma
- Knee trauma
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Tendon and ligament damage
- Joint problems (arthritis)
- Cruciate ligament tears (ACL)
- Medial patellar luxation (MPL)
Symptoms of Orthopedic Problems
In some cases, it’s difficult to tell when your pet is suffering from orthopedic problems because they can’t talk or complain to us about it. This is especially true when the issue isn’t as obvious as, say, a broken limb.
To help you determine whether your pet has an orthopedic disorder or not, here are some of the symptoms that you need to look out for:
- Inability to rise
- Swelling of the joints
- Misshapen limbs
- Reluctance to move
- Loss of appetite
- Weight gain
- Abnormal stance or gait
If you notice that something’s wrong with your pet and you’re not sure whether it’s an orthopedic problem or not, you can bring them to our clinic for an assessment.
Once it has been determined that your pet has an orthopedic disorder, we will perform the necessary tests and procedures to find out the exact orthopedic issue your pet is experiencing so that we can provide the right solution.
How We Handle Orthopedic Issues
Before surgery, we will give your pet the right dose of anesthesia to make him or her comfortable throughout the orthopedic surgical procedure. Our staff will also monitor your pet’s vital signs and inform the veterinarian-in-charge of any changes so that any complications during surgery can be treated immediately.
After surgery, we will provide the resources required to help give your pet a full recovery that is smooth and mostly painless.
If you want to determine whether your pet has an orthopedic disorder, or if you want to provide a solution for your pet’s orthopedic problem, Advanced Veterinary is here to help. Call us today for an appointment.