Veterinary Orthopedics

Professional athletes aren’t the only ones who suffer sports injuries! Dogs and cats can suffer orthopedic injuries just like people, and frequently require a surgery to correct them.

At Mt. Carmel Animal Hospital, we are equipped to have a specialized orthopedic surgeon come on-site to take care of your pet’s surgical needs. From drop-off that morning to pickup from surgery that night, your regular veterinarian is involved in your beloved pet’s care and post-surgical rehabilitation for any questions you may have. You can rest easy knowing that your pet remains our priority through the entire healing process.

Common signs of possible orthopedic problems are:

  • Lameness
  • Difficulty getting up or lying down
  • Licking excessively at joint or foot

Orthopedic injuries include:

  • Torn ACL ligaments
  • Bone fractures
  • Luxating patellas (kneecaps)

Orthopedic surgeries include:

  • TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy)
  • Fascial repair/lateral suture technique