Orthopaedic surgery for pets is a medical procedure that looks to address any type of bone defect your pet may suffer from. If your cat or dog has experienced a recent traumatic injury, has a degenerative condition or suffers from pain and discomfort as a result of a previous injury that has flared up again, an orthopaedic procedure is often the best recourse to bring much needed relief and comfort to your pet.
South Eastern Animal Hospital provides an excellent unmatched service in Melbourne and Clayton that covers the diagnosis and treatment of a diverse range of orthopaedic conditions that include osteoarthritis, fractures to bones and joints, tendon and ligament injuries and congenital abnormalities.
Orthopaedic surgical procedures usually involves some level of soft tissue surgery. This is because bones are protected by varying levels of soft tissue in the form of muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Some of the most common orthopaedic injuries requiring surgical correction that occur in pets are:
- Joint problems
- Bone fracture repairs
- Broken bones
- Addressing old musculoskeletal injuries
- Ruptured ligament
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament repair
- Dislocation of the Patella
When orthopaedic surgery becomes a necessary treatment method
Orthopaedic surgical intervention becomes necessary when your pet suffers acute debilitating pain in its joints and bones. If your pet shows symptoms such as limping, experiences problems when attempting to sit, lay down or stand up it is highly advisable to seek the expertise of an experienced and well-trained vet.
Helping your dog or cat live a life free of pain and discomfort is important to us. At South Eastern Animal Hospital our mission is to deliver premium quality medical care to your pets. Our skilled in-house surgical department makes use of the latest in medical equipment that is manned by professionally trained and experienced caring veterinary staff to provide your pet with the best possible orthopaedic care in Australia. You can find our reputable animal medical centre in Clayton, Melbourne.