Pet Orthopedic Surgeries

Our skilled veterinary team at Compassionate Care Animal Hospital in Pickerington, OH, is dedicated and highly trained in providing pet orthopedic surgeries to improve mobility, alleviate pain, and enhance your pet’s quality of life.

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Understanding Pet Orthopedic Surgeries

Pet orthopedic surgeries are specialized procedures to treat musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in animals. These surgeries address a wide range of orthopedic issues, including fractures, ligament tears, joint dislocations, and congenital abnormalities. Our veterinary surgeons have the expertise and experience to perform various orthopedic procedures, ensuring that your pet receives the highest standard of care.

When to Consider Pet Orthopedic Surgeries

Pet orthopedic surgeries may be necessary in various situations, including:

  • Traumatic injuries such as fractures or ligament tears
  • Developmental abnormalities such as hip dysplasia or luxating patella
  • Chronic orthopedic conditions causing pain and mobility issues

Common Orthopedic Surgeries

Fracture Repair

We offer surgical solutions for fractures of varying severity, including simple fractures, complex fractures, and fracture repairs involving implants or external fixators.

Cruciate Ligament Repair

Rupture or injury to the cruciate ligament is a common orthopedic problem in pets. Our surgeons are skilled in performing cruciate ligament repairs, such as TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) and extracapsular repair techniques.

Luxating Patella Correction

Luxating patella, or kneecap dislocation, is a common orthopedic condition in small-breed dogs. Our veterinarians can perform surgical correction to stabilize the patella and alleviate discomfort.

Hip Dysplasia Surgery

For pets with hip dysplasia, surgical interventions such as hip replacement or femoral head ostectomy (FHO) may be recommended to improve mobility and reduce pain.

Benefits of Pet Orthopedic Surgeries

  • Improved Mobility: Orthopedic surgeries can restore mobility and function to injured or diseased joints, allowing your pet to lead an active and comfortable life.
  • Pain Relief: By addressing orthopedic issues surgically, we can alleviate pain and discomfort, improving your pet’s overall quality of life.
  • Prevent Secondary Complications: Untreated orthopedic conditions can lead to secondary complications such as arthritis and joint degeneration. Orthopedic surgeries can prevent these complications and promote long-term joint health.
  • Enhanced Healing: Surgical intervention can promote faster and more effective healing of musculoskeletal injuries, reducing the risk of complications and facilitating a smoother recovery process for your pet.