Orthopaedic surgeries refer to surgeries on the bones and joints. Skeletal problems range from congenital abnormalities in the elbows (ununited anconeal process, fracture of the coronoid process), knees (patellar luxations) and hips (hip dysplasia, Legg Calve Perthes disease) to traumatic fractures (usually in the long bones) and ligamentous injuries (cranial cruciate ruptures) in the body.
Orthopaedic conditions are diagnosed through history, physical examinations and radiographs. In most cases, pets will have to be sedated for radiography to get the right positioning as well as to reduce pain in cases of bone fractures. Upon identifying the orthopaedic condition, the vet will discuss the options available for management of the problem.
Most pets undergoing orthopaedic surgeries will require a one-day hospitalization to monitor their recovery and to administer pain relief medications. Orthopaedic surgeries are only performed on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please enquire with the clinics prior to booking in any surgeries.