Types of Orthopedic Services Available
Our team of experienced veterinarians at South 40 Veterinary Hospital use advanced orthopedic surgery techniques that take care of most needs for dogs and cats. Advanced techniques include:
- Administration of stem cells and platelet-rich plasma
- Femoral head toggle/Femoral Head and Neck excision
- Tendon and ligament regenerative therapeutics
- Correction of limb deformity
- Fracture repair
- Medial patella luxation (MPL)
- Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO)
- Reconstructive surgery
- Intra-articular injections
What Medical Conditions Can Orthopedic Surgery Correct?
When your animal companion needs orthopedic care, consider contacting South 40 Veterinary Hospital to find out if orthopedic treatment is an option. You might be surprised to learn about the many medical conditions that can be corrected or improved through this technologically-advanced treatment option. These include:
Certain Congenital Conditions
Congenital conditions entail any condition that your pet was born with. Oftentimes, congenital conditions aren’t evident until the animal grows into adulthood. It is then that the condition may cause serious lifestyle and health problems, such as digestive problems relating to spine malformation and more.
Hip dysplasia is a condition that is very common in certain breeds of dogs, including German Shepherds. Orthopedic surgery can correct this situation.
Elbow dysplasia can result after an injury or as a result of a genetic mutation. Either way, your veterinarian can help.
Fractures and Breaks
If your animal companion suffers any kind of fracture or break from an accident or other injury, it’s essential to get them to your veterinarian as soon as possible. The sooner that orthopedic surgery can be performed, the better the possible outcome.
Rupture of Ligaments
Rupture of ligaments can cause your furry loved one to become lame. When this type of injury occurs in both legs, the level of lameness can be devastating, impacting your pet’s emotional well-being and overall physical health. Fortunately, there are orthopedic surgery solutions that can correct the problem.
Certain Spine Issues
Spine issues in animals are more common than you may think, and they can cause serious ramifications to your pet’s health and lifestyle. Often, spine issues can be addressed through orthopedic surgery.
Talk to a team member at (979) 977-0711 for treatment options for your pet.