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Orthopedic Surgery

Veterinary Orthopedic Services for Your Fort Lauderdale Pet

Orthopedic surgeries are necessary to restore mobility for pets and to ensure that they stay as healthy and active as possible. At Family Pet Medical Center, our Fort Lauderdale orthopedic veterinarian can help your dog or cat with the most advanced treatments for issues like hip dysplasia or serious injuries. We work with you and your pet to make sure that your beloved four-legged friend receives the best care possible for a wide range of issues affecting the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones.

What Is Orthopedic Surgery?

The orthopedic surgical procedures offered by Family Pet Medical Center include traditional and non-invasive treatments that can resolve issues with torn ligaments, broken bones and other problems that could affect your pet’s comfort and mobility. Our Fort Lauderdale orthopedic veterinarian will perform advanced diagnostic procedures to narrow down the source of the pain or the problem. This will allow us to repair broken bones, mend torn ligaments and resolve problems with torn or deteriorating cartilage that can result from arthritis and other chronic issues.

Diagnosing Orthopedic Problems

If your pet has been in an accident, you can usually see the signs of injury right away. Limping, favoring one foot or yelping in pain are often signs of an acute issue that requires immediate help. Chronic conditions may be harder to detect. At our animal hospital, we can provide you with expert diagnostic services that can pinpoint the source of the problem.

Why Your Pet May Need Orthopedic Surgery

If your pet is limping because of an injury or requires immediate help after breaking a bone, our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital can provide orthopedic solutions that can resolve these problems quickly. We can treat cruciate ligament disease, patella luxation, elbow dysplasia, orthopedic disease and arthritis effectively using advanced surgical techniques that resolve the underlying cause of these issues. We also provide surgical options for stabilizing fractures by using internal and external fixative solutions that will hold the bone in place while it heals.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Your pet will recover much more quickly if a minimally invasive approach is taken when performing orthopedic surgery. Our Fort Lauderdale orthopedic veterinarian will discuss your treatment options with you. If minimally invasive procedures are a practical solution for your pet’s issues, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Faster recovery times because of less damage to surrounding tissues
  • Reduced pain for your pet during the healing process
  • A reduced rate of blood loss during the procedure

At our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital, we are committed to helping your dog or cat stay mobile, active and healthy for as many years as possible. We work with you to treat minor and major orthopedic issues quickly and efficiently.

What to Expect During Your Pet’s Surgery

In most cases, we will need to use sedation or anesthesia to keep your pet calm and still during these procedures. The skilled and knowledgeable veterinarians at our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital will let you know exactly what to expect before, during and after the procedure. As soon as we have completed the treatment for your dog or cat, we will let you know the prognosis for mobility and will provide you with expert guidance and support throughout the recovery process. We are committed to the highest standards of care in veterinary orthopedics.

To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment with our Fort Lauderdale orthopedic veterinarian, you can call us at 954-567-2500. We are available seven days a week and 24 hours a day to provide emergency care for our patients. At Family Pet Medical Center, your pets are our priority.