Orthopedic Evaluations

Orthopedic Evaluations for Pets

Veterinary orthopedic surgery is a surgical procedure that fixes musculoskeletal conditions that affect your pet’s bones and joints.

Orthopedic conditions that may require surgery include:

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury or Rupture (CCL)
  • Degenerative joint diseases such as hip dysplasia and various forms of arthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Joint injuries
  • Traumatic injuries such as broken bones
  • Luxation / dislocations

Signs of a cruciate injury include:

  • Some degree of lameness (can be different levels of lameness)
  • Avoiding putting weight on the rear leg
  • Stiffness in the rear leg after resting or lying down
  • An apparent clicking noise when your pet puts weight on the rear leg or when leg is flexed

If you have any concerns or notice signs of pain or discomfort in your pet, please call us to schedule an appointment. If left untreated, your pet’s injuries will only become worse over time.