Is your pet suffering from a traumatic injury or a congenital condition that affects their joints or bones? At Goodwin Animal Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, we want your pet to live the healthiest and longest life possible. That is why we offer orthopedic surgery services.
Much like humans, cats and dogs can develop chronic degenerative diseases or issues in their joints. These conditions may be caused by predisposed conditions (more prevalent in certain breeds) or as the result of injuries such as bone fractures and breaks, torn ligaments, or disc slips. These injuries can lead to a variety of health problems, such as severe pain, limping, or mobility difficulties.
Leg fractures are the most common orthopedic problem presented at our clinic and usually result from a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures; however, many fractures will require surgical intervention.
Orthopedic surgery usually demands extensive rehabilitation and recovery time. Following orthopedic surgery, a dog typically requires two weeks of rest and immobility and will then undergo physical therapy and consistent monitoring by the pet owner. However, be assured that our orthopedic specialists will be here to walk you through every step of the way. Occasionally, we may refer out our patients to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform back and other very complex surgeries.
Orthopedic surgery may be the key to significantly improving the quality of your pet’s life, allowing them the chance to run, jump, and bounce freely once again!
Goodwin Animal Hospital has two locations: our pet resort in Pike Road and our main veterinary clinic in Montgomery. Alabama. Call our main office today to schedule a consultation and see if your pet may benefit from orthopedic surgery.