Stony Plain Vet Clinic: Now Offering Orthopedic Surgeries – TPLO’s and More!

Stony Plain Vet Clinic Now Offering Orthopedic Surgeries - TPLO's and More!At Stony Plain Vet Clinic, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for your pets. We are excited to announce that we are now offering a range of advanced orthopedic surgeries, including Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), to help your furry friends live pain-free, active lives. This expansion of our services allows us to address various orthopedic conditions, ensuring that your pets receive comprehensive care right here in our clinic.

What is Orthopedic Surgery in Pets?

Orthopedic surgery in pets involves surgical procedures that address issues related to the bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. These surgeries are essential for treating injuries, congenital disabilities, or degenerative conditions that affect your pet’s mobility and quality of life.

TPLO: A Game-Changer in Treating Cruciate Ligament Injuries

One of the most common orthopedic procedures we now offer is the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO). This surgery is specifically designed to treat cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries in dogs, which are akin to ACL injuries in humans. The CCL is a critical ligament that stabilizes the knee joint. When it is damaged, it can lead to severe pain and lameness.

Why Choose TPLO?

  • Effectiveness: TPLO is one of the most effective surgical treatments for CCL injuries, providing long-term stability and pain relief.
  • Recovery: Pets typically recover well from TPLO, regaining full function of the affected leg.
  • Activity Level: Post-surgery, many pets return to their normal levels of activity, enjoying a better quality of life.

Other Orthopedic Surgeries We Offer

In addition to TPLO, our skilled veterinary surgeons perform various other orthopedic procedures, including:

  • Fracture Repair: Fixing broken bones using plates, screws, or external fixation devices.
  • Luxating Patella Surgery: Correcting dislocated kneecaps to restore normal movement.
  • Hip Dysplasia Surgery: Addressing hip joint abnormalities to alleviate pain and improve function.
  • Arthroscopy: A minimally invasive technique for diagnosing and treating joint conditions.

Comprehensive Q&A Section

Q: How do I know if my pet needs orthopedic surgery?

A: Signs that your pet may need orthopedic surgery include persistent limping, reluctance to bear weight on a limb, visible deformities, difficulty rising, and decreased activity levels. If you notice any of these symptoms, schedule a consultation with our veterinarians for a thorough assessment.

Q: What is the recovery time for TPLO surgery?

A: Recovery time for TPLO surgery varies, but most pets start walking on the operated leg within a few days. Full recovery typically takes about 8-12 weeks, during which controlled activity and physical therapy are crucial for optimal healing.

Q: Are there risks associated with orthopedic surgeries?

A: As with any surgery, there are risks, including infection, anesthesia complications, and delayed healing. However, these risks are minimized with advanced surgical techniques and stringent post-operative care protocols.

Q: What post-operative care is required after orthopedic surgery?

A: Post-operative care includes pain management, restricted activity, physical therapy, and follow-up visits to monitor healing. We provide detailed instructions and support to ensure your pet’s smooth recovery.

Q: Can older pets undergo orthopedic surgery?

A: Yes, older pets can benefit from orthopedic surgery, provided they are in overall good health. Pre-surgical assessments, including blood work and imaging, help determine the best approach for each individual pet.

Q: How do I prepare my pet for orthopedic surgery?

A: Preparing your pet involves following fasting instructions, ensuring they are clean, and possibly adjusting their medications. Our team will provide comprehensive pre-surgical guidelines tailored to your pet’s needs.

Q: What are the costs associated with orthopedic surgeries like TPLO?

A: Costs vary based on the specific surgery and the individual needs of your pet. We offer detailed cost estimates and discuss payment options during your consultation.

Conclusion

At Stony Plain Vet Clinic, your pet’s health and well-being are our top priorities. Our expanded orthopedic services, including TPLO and other advanced surgeries, ensure that your pets receive the best possible care for their orthopedic issues. If you have any concerns about your pet’s mobility or are considering orthopedic surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Together, we can help your pets lead happier, healthier, and more active lives.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

Stony Plain Vet Clinic

4920 44 Ave
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1V5

Phone: (780) 963-2258
Fax: (780) 963-3633

Your Edmonton area Veterinary Clinic.

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