Is your pet suffering from a traumatic injury or a congenital condition that affects their joints or bones? At Safe Harbor Animal Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, we want your pet to live the healthiest and longest life possible. That’s why we offer orthopedic surgery services. Orthopedic surgery is the most effective way to correct a canine bone injury or joint condition. Completed by an experienced veterinary orthopedic surgeon, a canine’s limb or joint will return to a near normal state.
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.
Orthopedic surgery covers both bone and joint corrections such as:
Ligament & tendon reconstruction
Limb deformity correction
Surgery for fractures or breaks
Total hip, knee, and elbow replacements
Arthroscopic joint surgery
Minimally-invasive fracture surgery
Hip and elbow dysplasia repair
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. But, don’t worry - our orthopedic specialists will be here to walk you through every step of the way.
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!
Please call Safe Harbor Animal Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, to schedule a consultation and see if your pet may benefit from orthopedic surgery.