What Is Orthopedic Surgery in Pets?
At Clevengers Corner Vet Care, we are proud to provide a wide variety of services for your furry friend in Warrenton, VA. One service we provide is orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic surgery is a type of surgery performed on your pet's bones, joints, or muscles. Your pet must receive the best care possible, which is why a skilled veterinarian performing pet exams and orthopedic surgeries will assist you.
Orthopedic pet surgery can be performed for various reasons, such as correcting a congenital disability, treating an injury, or relieving pain from arthritis. The type of orthopedic surgery performed depends on your pet's individual needs. Some common orthopedic surgeries on pets include hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and ligament reconstruction surgery.
At Clevengers Corner Vet Care, we understand that deciding to put your pet through surgery can be difficult. We are here to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you may have. We want what is best for your pet, just like you do.
Hip Dysplasia Surgery
Hip dysplasia is a condition that affects the hip joint of your pet. It occurs when the ball and socket of the hip joint do not fit correctly. This misalignment can cause pain in your pet and worsen over time if left untreated. Hip dysplasia surgery is performed to correct this abnormality in the hip joint, so your pet can live a pain-free life.
Patellar Luxation Surgery
Patellar luxation is a condition that affects the kneecap (patella) of your pet. It occurs when the patella is dislocated from its original position. This dislocation can cause pain and lethargy in your pet and worsen over time if left untreated. Therefore, patellar luxation surgery is performed to realign the patella, so it sits appropriately within the knee joint.
Ligament Reconstruction Surgery
Ligament reconstruction surgery is also known as cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). It is a type of knee surgery performed to repair torn ligaments in the knee joint. Cranial cruciate ligaments stabilize the knee joint and provide walking or running stability.
A torn ligament can cause pain in your pet and worsen over time if left untreated. Therefore, ligament reconstruction surgery is performed to repair torn ligaments so your pet can live a pain-free life.
Book Your Pet Surgery Veterinarian Today
If you think your pet may need orthopedic surgery, please call us or visit us at our Warrenton, VA, location. Our team of skilled veterinarians would be happy to discuss all available pet exams and treatment options with you and answer any questions you may have about orthopedic surgery for pets. Of course, we want what's best for your beloved companion, just like you do, so call us today at (540) 428-1000 to schedule your first appointment.