Orthopedics FAQs with The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt
In our dedication towards providing dedicated care, The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield, NC receives questions concerning veterinary orthopedics. Our answers and the common questions we encounter are explored below.
What is orthopedic surgery?
Any condition involving joints, bones, and ligaments within the body constitutes orthopedics. Debilitating pain can be the result of many orthopedic conditions as well as meniscal tears and osteoarthritis. Lame animals, animals in pain, and animals with limb deformities or fractures are treated through orthopedic surgery.
What common conditions do veterinarians screen?
The diseases and injuries that are common among pets include elbow and hip dysplasia, long bone fractures, cruciate (ACL) injury/tear, shoulder instability, and patella luxation. The diagnosis involves a diagnostic work-up and testing (primarily x-rays). Pet surgery at our Summerfield center will then be recommended where necessary.
What will an orthopedic exam achieve?
An orthopedic exam aims to establish the cause of the condition, which incidents contributed towards the development of the condition, your pet’s medical history, and the possible treatments options available that will benefit your pet.
What is the pet surgery process like?
Restrict the consumption of food and water at least 12 hours before the procedure. Diagnostic blood work will be conducted before the surgery. Completion of orthopedic surgery can take several hours due to its complexity. Pets will not be released immediately after the procedure.
How will a veterinarian help with post-surgery?
Our veterinarians will require that your pet is kept under observation after pet surgery while the anesthesia wears off. This ensures that during the surgery there were no complications. Pain medication will be prescribed to your pet. At least six weeks will be required to conduct a proper rehabilitation program to restore your pet’s mobility.
Contact our Animal Hospital in Summerfield, NC Today
You and your pet should look no further than The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt if your pet is experiencing any orthopedic discomfort. We are conveniently located at 1012 NC Hwy 150 W Summerfield, NC 27358 where you and your pet will receive the utmost care whether you live in Guilford, Greensboro, Summerfield or Rockingham counties. You can also make an appointment with us through our number (336) 643-2229.