Help Your Pet Move Without Pain!
Even the youngest of pets can suffer from serious injuries that cause enough damage for them to feel pain everytime they move. Whether you have an aging pet or a pet recovering from an accident, Mercy Animal Hospital in Edmonton provides different types of orthopedic surgery to help them get moving once more. Contact us today to learn more about the types of orthopedic surgeries available, and book your pet’s appointment.
Orthopedic surgery can help your cat or dog with:
Cruciate ligament repair
- Arthroscopic joining surgery
- Hip and elbow dysplasia repair
- Limb deformity correction
- Ligament and tendon reconstruction
- And more!
Orthopedic Surgery for Cats and Dogs
If your cat or dog has suffered damage to one of their bones or joints, then they may need orthopedic surgery to bring them back to full health. In fact, this type of surgery can help your pet return to their normal state of health so they can enjoy running, jumping, and playing once more. Wondering if this is the right option for your furry friend? Contact the team at Mercy Animal Hospital today to learn more.
Top Rated Local® Veterinary Services in Edmonton
Sometimes pets can develop conditions that cause pain during movement. Depending on the condition or injury, you may not even notice that they are moving differently at first. If something seems “off”, please contact the veterinarians at Mercy Animal Hospital in Edmonton. We can examine your pet to determine the source of the problem and advise you on the best course of action. Contact us today to book your appointment.
An Orthozip surgery is basically a man made tendon. Our veterinarian goes in and removes the injured tendon and any damaged meniscus. Then two screws are drilled into the bone, one in the tibia and the other in the femur, both near the kneecap area. A very strong wire is looped around the two screws, which when complete acts like a brand new tendon. With just one incision needed to do this procedure, recovery time is much faster than other methods.
TPLO (tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy) Surgery
If you're like me, you don’t care how to pronounce it, you just want your pet feeling better. Although this procedure is more invasive it is considered the stronger of the two ACL repairs. The doctor opens up the knee area, cleans and removes the damaged ACL and tissue, cuts the bone, and rotates it to a position when the femur can bear all its weight on the tibia bone and a plate and screws are set. Since bones heal differently than muscle, no scar tissue forms and the bone heals tremendously well allowing your pet to get his paws back underneath him in no time.