Orthopedic surgeries are an important aspect of veterinary medicine, particularly for pets suffering from joint and bone problems. At the CVETS Orthopedic Center in Columbia, South Carolina, orthopedic surgeries are performed by our team of board-certified veterinary surgeons using the latest technology and techniques. Our team of doctors includes CVETS Founder and Veterinary Surgeon, Dr. Mike Schlicksup, Dr. Collin Wolff, Dr. Marielle LeFloch, and Dr. Ashley Schick. To read all of our doctor’s bios visit https://cvets.net/meet-the-doctors/.
What is orthopedic surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is a branch of veterinary medicine that deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments of the body. Common orthopedic conditions in pets include fractures, dislocations, ligament injuries, and hip dysplasia.
Orthopedic surgery aims to improve the quality of life of pets by alleviating pain, improving mobility, and preventing further damage to the affected area. There are several types of orthopedic surgeries, including joint replacements, fracture repairs, and ligament repairs.
At CVETS, we offer a wide range of orthopedic surgeries to meet the needs of our patients. Our team of board-certified veterinary surgeons are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. We use advanced imaging techniques, such as X-rays and CT scans, to accurately diagnose the condition and determine the best course of treatment.
What about Anesthesia?
We know that putting a pet under anesthesia can make some pet parents nervous. That’s why we have board-certified veterinary Anesthesiologist, Dr. Samantha Sedgwick, heading our anesthesia team. Every patient undergoing general anesthesia at CVETS has a specific tailored protocol. With this in mind, the anesthesia team alters the anesthetic drugs and management plan based on the patient’s systemic needs, breed related co-morbidities, history, procedure being performed, and concerns of the client.
Orthopedic surgeries at CVETS – You’re Choosing the Best of the Best
At CVETS, we offer a variety of orthopedic surgeries, including:
- Total hip replacement: This surgery is commonly performed on dogs suffering from hip dysplasia. It involves replacing the hip joint with a prosthetic joint to improve mobility and reduce pain.
- Cruciate ligament repair: This surgery is performed on dogs with torn cruciate ligaments, which are common in active breeds. The ligament is repaired using surgical techniques to restore normal function.
- Fracture repair: This surgery is performed on pets with broken bones. The bone is realigned and stabilized using surgical pins, plates, or screws.
- Elbow dysplasia surgery: This surgery is performed on dogs with elbow dysplasia, a condition that affects the development of the elbow joint. The surgery involves removing abnormal bone and cartilage to improve joint function.
- Arthroscopy: This minimally invasive surgery is used to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the joints. It involves inserting a small camera into the joint to visualize the area and perform surgery through small incisions.
At the CVETS Orthopedic Center, we use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to perform orthopedic surgeries with the highest level of precision and safety. Our board-certified veterinary surgeons are experienced in performing complex surgeries and use a multimodal approach to manage pain and ensure a speedy recovery.
Orthopedic surgeries are an important aspect of veterinary medicine, particularly for pets suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. At CVETS, we offer a wide range of orthopedic surgeries performed by skilled veterinary surgeons using the latest technology and techniques. If your pet is suffering from joint or bone problems, contact CVETS today to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinary surgeons.