Minor Orthopedic Procedures
Broken and fractured bone repair.
Orthopedic surgery is just one of the many types of surgery offered at HealthPointe Veterinary Clinic. Rather than referring to a single surgery, orthopedic surgery is an umbrella term used to describe several bone and joint repair procedures.
Though orthopedic surgery is most commonly used to treat broken and fractured bones, it can also be used to treat congenital defects such as elbow dysplasia and patellar luxation. Joint replacement, such as total knee replacement, is also considered an orthopedic surgery.
Our veterinarians are able to perform procedures including exotic animal fracture repairs, femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO) surgery, and place splints. More advanced procedures are often referred to Upstate Vet Emergency and Specialty Care.
Any pet that undergoes orthopedic surgery will require restricted exercise and constant monitoring. It’s important to understand that almost all orthopedic surgeries come with a lengthy recovery time and, depending on how well your pet is doing towards the end of their recovery, we may recommend rehabilitation.
Schedule an appointment by calling us at (864) 486-8177 or request online to learn more about orthopedic surgery.