What is Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic Pet Surgery in Katy, TX

Your pets are part of your family and you want to give them the best care possible. Sometimes, due to accidents or debilitating health conditions, your pet may need orthopedic surgery.  At Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX, we offer an extensive range of services, including orthopedic pet surgery. There are several questions you may have regarding orthopedic surgery for your pet.

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What is Orthopedic Pet Surgery?

Orthopedics primarily includes the treatment of bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. Orthopedic pet surgery would include any necessary surgery for a pet to help them walk and move more effectively and with as minimal pain as possible. When determining if surgery is needed, there would be a physical examination of the pet as well as x-rays and images taken.

Why Would Your Pet Need Orthopedic Surgery?

There are a variety of reasons your pet may need this type of surgery. Sometimes a traumatic event will occur, such as being hit by a car or jumping from a high area. Other causes might include debilitating medical conditions such as cancer. The following are some specific types of orthopedic surgery a pet might need.

  • Tendon and Ligament Reconstruction
  • Hip, Elbow, or Knee Replacement
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Hip Dysplasia surgery

What Would Happen Before or After Surgery?

Your pet would receive a thorough examination before any surgery would take place. This would likely include a physical examination, x-rays, and blood work. You will probably be told not to let your pet eat for 12 hours before the surgery. A limited amount of water is usually acceptable. After surgery, your pet would be monitored until the anesthesia completely wears off. Pain medication is often given for at least the first few days after surgery.

How Long is Recovery for Your Pet?

Whenever your pet undergoes any kind of surgical procedure it will likely take several weeks or even a few months until complete recovery takes place. The first few weeks after surgery will probably require limited movement. A few months of rehabilitation will also likely be part of the total recovery time. The time required is usually dependent on the health and age of the animal and the type of surgery that is taking place.

How Can Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX Help?

At Grand Park Animal Clinic, we provide compassionate care for your pet. We provide an extensive list of services including boarding, grooming, vaccinations, wellness care, dental care, and surgery. We offer different types of orthopedic surgery to increase your pet's mobility and improve quality of life. Contact us at Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX for more information.

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