Pet Orthopedic Surgery – Covina
Your pet loves nothing more than exploring the outside world and playing with you and your family. But all this activity is bound to have an impact on their bone health. While some breeds of cats and dogs are genetically prone to arthritis, others become vulnerable to fractures, ligament tears, and other orthopedic problems because of their lifestyle. Timely identification and treatment can prevent numerous health problems, allowing your pets to experience the quality of life.
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Care for Your Pet’s Bones with Surgical Orthopedic Treatments
Protecting your pet from a lifetime of pain is a responsibility any pet owner has. We all know how something as small as a muscle spasm can be extremely unbearable. But fractures and ligament tears can be much worse. For cats and dogs, these orthopedic conditions lead to significantly worse health problems, given their unique body shapes and their lifestyles. In some cases, oral medication and topical serums help. But if these treatments fail to yield the desired result, it's best to choose orthopedic surgery.
Our team at the Covina Affordable Animal Hospital are board-certified surgical veterinarians, and we have extensive experience to conduct a wide range of pet orthopedic surgeries. We will assess your pet's medical condition, propose a suitable surgical treatment, and do the surgery.
Our number one goal is to ensure that your cat or dog is able to get back on their feet within days of the surgery, and they are able to lead a pain-free and comfortable life. Contact us for more information about our services.
Signs that Your Pet May Need Orthopedic Surgery
If your cat or dog exhibits any of these or a combination of these signs, then its best to bring them to our Covina animal hospital for an evaluation:
- Extremely slow movement
- Limited range of motion
- Difficulty getting up
- Pain when sitting down or standing up
- Stiff joints
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty in jumping & running
- Muscle atrophy
- Swelling inside the bone
- Creaking or popping noise when they move
Understanding the Different Types of Orthopedic Surgeries that are Offered at Our Affordable Animal Hospital in Covina
Bone Fracture Repair: Fractures are one of the most common orthopedic problems in pets. Our team of vets will identify the fracture and surgically set the bone to prevent further injuries. We use safe and ethical materials to reinforce broken bones.
Cruciate Ligament Repair: A ligament injury in the knee can fully debilitate your pet if not taken care of. This procedure will relieve the stress on the ligament and stitch up the tear. If the injury to the joint is very severe, we may perform a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, where the angle of the shin and femur are changed to avoid future knee problems.
Femoral Head Ostectomy: If your pet is experiencing intense hip pain, it could be due to damage to the hip joint. In this surgery, we remove the head and neck from the femur to facilitate a pain-free life for your pet.
Triple Pelvic Osteotomy: If your pet has been diagnosed with early-onset hip dysplasia, the triple pelvic osteotomy can help alleviate the symptoms and reduce stress on the hip joints.
Hip, Knee, and Elbow Replacement: In the event that the bones or joints of your pet are completely damaged, we can surgically remove the damaged bones and replace them with metal prostheses. Our prostheses are custom-designed to suit your pet’s express needs.
Arthroscopic Surgery: Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive technique used to examine and surgically treat the inside of a pet's joints. A tiny probe with a camera is inserted into your pet; the joints are examined. Next, tiny probe-like surgical instruments will be used to conduct the surgery. This technique leaves very minute scars that heal within weeks.
APL & MPL: The Anterior patellar luxation and Medial patellar luxation are surgeries that treat malformed or diseased tissues that surround the kneecap. The surgery helps correct the position of the bones that have changed due to arthritis or any other medical condition.
Amputation: At our Affordable Animal Hospital in Covina, amputation is the last option we use to treat your furry friend. Our priority is to save your pet’s limb. We have a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art surgical facility where amputations can be carefully and safely carried out. Our Covina Veterinarians are extremely empathetic and professional. They will always be here for you before, during, and after the surgery to help your cat or dog to recover fully.
Common Orthopedic Conditions in Pets
- Neck disc & back disc disease
- Cruciate ligament tears
- Luxating patellas – Knee cap injury
- Hip dysplasia
- Tendon contracture
- Degenerative joint disease
- Hip dysplasia
If your pet is suffering from an orthopedic condition, please take the next step toward alleviating them from their pain and discomfort. Schedule a consultation today and get your loved one back on their feet.