Pet Surgery and Orthopedic Services from Creekside Animal Hospital and Wellness Center
Sometimes, when pets get hurt, they may require surgical repair. Like people, there are lots of different surgical fields that someone may need to rely on for pet surgery. One example is orthopedics. For those who might not know, this is an area of surgery that focuses on helping to treat injuries involving the bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. At Creekside Animal Hospital and Wellness Center, we are here to make sure that everyone in the Lafayette & West Lafayette areas has access to a trained pet surgeon who can handle orthopedic operations.
Examples of Injuries Treated by Pet Orthopedics
There are a number of common injuries that can be treated by someone who works in pet orthopedics. One of the most common is a broken bone. While not every broken bone is going to require surgery, some are going to be displaced from their normal anatomic location. These bones will need to be shifted back into the proper place in the operating room.
Someone who specializes in pet orthopedics can also handle ligament tears, such as those involving the ACL. A trained surgeon is able to fashion a new ligament for the pet, restoring both flexibility and range of motion to the injured body part.
Finally, a pet orthopedic surgeon can also handle muscle and tendon tears. These injuries often require surgical repair to restore the muscle or tendon's strength.
When Happens on the Day of Pet Surgery
On the day of a pet's surgery, the animal will be taken back to the operating room to be prepped for anesthesia. This is done to make sure the animal stays still while also avoiding any discomfort. Then, the operation is carried out. Once the procedure is done, the animal will be taken from the operating room to the recovery area. The pet will then wake up in a comfortable setting in a gradual manner.
Trust the Team from Creekside Animal Hospital and Wellness Center
At Creekside Animal Hospital and Wellness Center, we are here to make sure that everyone in the Lafayette & West Lafayette areas has access to a trained and experienced pet surgeon who can handle operations involving orthopedics. We know that the idea of a loved one having surgery can be a stressful experience. Our team is here to walk all of our individuals and families through this situation step by step. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, please call us today at 765-742-0140 to schedule an appointment.