Orthopedic Surgery

If your pet has recently started experiencing pain or has chronic pain, it could result from a variety of orthopedic conditions. Whether these orthopedic issues result from age, breed or injury, they can impact your pet’s overall quality of life.

One treatment option to help your pet minimize pain and regain mobility is orthopedic surgery. At Colonial Terrace Animal Hospital, our Board Certified Surgeon and orthopedic surgery team will work with you and your pet to determine which option is most beneficial for your pet and their needs.

Our Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery Services

At Colonial Terrace Animal Hospital, we understand each pet has different needs for treating and relieving pain. Our Board certified Surgeon and veterinarians will communicate with you and examine your pet to fully diagnose their orthopedic problems while answering any questions you may have about the upcoming surgical procedures. We offer the following orthopedic services at our clinic

  • Cruciate Repair
  • Fracture Repair
  • Involved Fracture Repair
  • Patella Repair

How Does Orthopedic Surgery Work?

Orthopedic surgery for pets involves procedures that help to restore your pet’s limbs to their uninjured state and promote healing. Depending on your pet’s specific medical needs, our veterinary surgery team may use bone plates, pins, or screws, nylon, casts or artificial joints to achieve their orthopedic surgery goals.

Before starting orthopedic surgery, your pet will undergo sedation and receive supplementary oxygen, as their specific procedure may take a few hours to complete. Since orthopedic surgery is an intensive process, your pet will need blood work and an overall analysis to ensure they are in good health before starting surgery.

What to Expect During Your Pet’s Recovery Period

After their procedure, your pet will require time to recover in the hospital and additional care at home. Our surgery team will discuss post-operative care to ensure you understand how to help your pet on their road to recovery. If there are any concerns about your pet’s health post-surgery, they may remain at our facility for a few days. This period ensure they are comfortable and full recovered from their operation.

Your pet will need to rest after surgery, and they are likely to be groggy as the anesthesia wears off. You will also need to ensure your pet is not too active, which may impact the healing process. Administer all prescribed medications as directed during the recovery period and monitor the incision for infections. If your pet experiences any complications, make sure to call our office immediately so we can help your pet recover and feel their best as soon as possible.

What Are the Benefits of Orthopedic Surgery for Your Pet?

Orthopedic surgery effectively improves mobility, reduces pain, and improves your pet’s overall quality of life. Some additional benefits of orthopedic surgery are

  • Orthopedic surgery services as a curative treatment for many joint problems, such as fractures and arthritis.
  • Undergoing an orthopedic procedure can improve your pet’s overall mobility and helps them get better faster.
  • Orthopedic surgeries aim to prevent complications that may arise if your pet’s condition remains untreated.
  • Pets experience no pain during orthopedic surgery since they must receive anesthesia.
  • Depending on your pet’s needs, their surgery may be minimally invasive, reducing their bleeding, pain and recovery period

Schedule an Appointment for Your Pet at Colonial Terrace Animal Hospital

Our Board Certified Surgeon will ensure your pet receives the expert care they need. What’s more, we are more than happy to walk you through the entire process so you feel confidence about your pet’s care plan.

Are you looking for veterinary orthopedic surgery in Dubuque? Contact the team at Colonial Terrace Animal Hospital today to learn more about our orthopedic surgery services or schedule an appointment for your pet.