Orthopedic surgery includes any procedure performed on the bones or joints. Veterinarians who perform orthopedic surgery must have strong surgical skills, and a vast understanding of biomechanical forces and how muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones interact to create body motion, absorb shock, and disperse energy.
Orthopedic conditions that benefit from surgery
Pets suffer from a wide range of orthopedic-related injuries that can be congenital, environmental, or traumatic. Most conditions can be corrected with surgery to improve the pet’s mobility, reduce pain, and improve quality of life. These include:
- Luxating patella
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Cranial cruciate ligament rupture
- Bone fracture
- Limb amputation
Our orthopedic approach
Successful orthopedic surgeries result in proper tissue healing, and the pet’s return to pain-free functional movement. To ensure this outcome, Neighborhood Veterinary Centers have considered every detail of your pet’s bone or joint surgery long before they reach the operating table. Some of these details include:
Does your pet need help getting back on their feet? Contact Neighborhood Veterinary Centers for an orthopedic consultation.