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From broken bones to joint problems, our veterinarians at Foxwell Vet are experienced in orthopaedic surgery and are committed to getting the best outcome for your pet’s health.
What is orthopaedic surgery?
Orthopaedic surgery refers to surgery on or around the bones of pets.
Our vets most commonly perform orthopaedic surgeries to repair broken bones, correct defects like luxating patellas, and ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs.
If your pet requires orthopaedic surgery, our staff will take the time to explain exactly what will be involved for your pet – but you can roughly expect these basics:
In the morning
Your pet will be admitted into our surgical wards in the morning. Our dedicated staff will be on hand to care for your pet as they await their time in theatre. We will do a pre-anaesthetic exam and usually sedate your pet a few hours before the surgery is scheduled.
General anaesthesia will be administered to your pet by our expert surgeon, and the operation necessary is then performed under close observation by our experienced nursing staff.
We will monitor blood pressure, breathing rate, and blood oxygen as the surgery is performed – and once successfully out of theatre, we will continue to monitor every stage of your pet’s recovery as they recover in our clinic.
In most cases, pets are able to return home when they awake, walking, and have any residual pain under control. If we have concerns about any aspect of your pet’s recovery, we may keep them overnight for observation. Your pet’s health is our top priority – so we will provide you with comprehensive post surgery care instruction.
If you’re worried about your pet’s health, or want to know more about orthopaedic surgery for your pet, call us to make an appointment today.