At Aloha Animal Hospital, serving Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Carlsbad, Escondido, and surrounding areas, we often tend to cats and dogs suffering from various orthopedic issues. Whether it’s limping, favoring one leg over the other, difficulty standing up or walking, or pain and swelling in the legs, we can help. Sometimes, your pet could have orthopedic issues that are congenital. Whether your pet has an injury or hereditary issues, these problems can be fixed through orthopedic surgery at our Vista clinic.
What Is Orthopedic Surgery?
While not many pet parents are comfortable with surgery, it’s usually the best option when other treatment methods fail to produce optimal results. If your pet is scheduled for orthopedic surgery, it’s a surgical procedure that aims to treat broken bones and torn ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Orthopedic surgery seeks to restore bones to their original position, preventing further injuries.
Types of Orthopedic Surgeries
There are many types of orthopedic surgeries, although some are more common than others. Here are some types of orthopedic surgeries we often perform at our animal hospital.
Femoral Head Osteotomy
It’s a surgery performed to reduce pain. It involves the removal of the femur’s head and neck where other treatment options are unsuccessful.
The prospect of your pet living without one limb can be hard to imagine. However, this may be necessary where your pet’s legs can’t be salvaged after trauma, infection, or congenital disabilities.
Bone Fracture Repair
Fractures can occur due to trauma and certain diseases like osteoporosis and bone cancer. Thankfully, your pet’s bones can be repaired where damage has occurred.
Total Hip Replacement
If your pets are suffering from severe hip dysplasia, hip replacement is the ultimate treatment. The procedure aims to replace the femoral hip and socket joint with artificial materials. Pets that undergo this procedure regain full mobility and live pain-free lives.
Contact Our Animal Hospital for Quality Pet Surgery from our Vista Veterinarian
If your pet is scheduled for surgery, you don’t have to be worried. Instead, please schedule an appointment with Aloha Animal Hospital, serving Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Carlsbad, Escondido, and surrounding areas. Our experienced veterinary team is committed to providing pets the care they need to live long healthy lives with their owners. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your animal.