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Orthopedic Surgery in Pets

Whether your pet has a broken bone or pain due to arthritis, he or she may require surgery. At Oaks North Animal Hospital in San Antonio, TX, we provide orthopedic surgery to alleviate any pain your cat or dog may be experiencing and improve its overall health. Before visiting us, continue reading to learn more about orthopedic surgery!

Orthopedic Surgery in Pets

What is Pet Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgery in pets is a specialized field of veterinary medicine focused on diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. Just like humans, pets can experience issues like fractures, ligament tears, and joint disorders, that require surgical procedures to reduce pain and improve mobility.

When is Pet Orthopedic Surgery Necessary?

There are various reasons why our veterinarians might recommend orthopedic surgery for your pet. Some common indications include the following:

•             Fractures: Broken bones are a common reason for orthopedic surgery in pets. Depending on the severity of the fracture, various surgical techniques may be utilized to repair the bone and restore proper function.

•             Ligament tears: Torn ligaments, particularly the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in the knee, can cause significant pain and lameness in pets. Surgery can help stabilize the joint and improve your pet's mobility.

•             Joint disease: Arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving. While surgery is not always necessary for managing these conditions, it can be used in some cases to improve joint function and relieve pain.

•             Developmental abnormalities: Certain breeds of cats and dogs are predisposed to developing orthopedic problems such as hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia. These conditions can often be corrected with surgery and help your pet feel its best.

What to Expect from Pet Orthopedic Surgery

If your pet needs surgery, we will discuss the specific procedure in detail with you, including the risks, benefits, and expected recovery time. It is important to ask questions and understand all aspects of the surgery before making your decision.

Following surgery, your pet will likely require pain medication and restricted activity for several weeks or months. Physical therapy may also be recommended to help your furry friend regain strength and mobility.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

To learn more about orthopedic surgery or to schedule your appointment, contact Oaks North Animal Hospital in San Antonio, TX, at (210) 697-9585. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with an appointment. You can also browse our website to find out about our services or visit us in person!