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Orthopedic Surgery

As pets get older, their bones, tendons, and ligaments begin to suffer from wear and tear. This can lead to conditions such as fractures and arthritis, which can limit your pet’s mobility and cause significant discomfort. Prompt orthopedic treatment can provide your pet with a life free from pain.

Our Affordable Animal Hospital in North Hollywood, California, offers orthopedic surgery services with our experienced veterinarians. They will design a tailored surgical approach to assist your pet in regaining their mobility and becoming active again.

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Reasons for Developing

Orthopedic Conditions in Pets

There are a number of causes, besides old age, for your animal friend to develop orthopedic disorders. Their way of life is a key element. Orthopedic problems may result from both little or excessive physical exercise. Extreme physical strain or rough terrain during a pet’s early development might cause abnormal bone formation and raise the risk of developing orthopedic disorders in the future.

Also, certain breeds are genetically more susceptible to orthopedic problems. Your pet’s bones and muscles may also get weakened by illnesses including cancer and viral infections, which increases their risk of sprains, fractures, and muscle loss. That said, serious orthopedic injuries in animals may result from even a single physical trauma or accident.

To track the start of orthopedic medical disorders in your pets, it’s essential to take your pet to the vet for routine examinations. From there, our experts can diagnose any ongoing conditions and offer preventative care.

Recognizing Signs that Your Pet Needs Immediate Orthopedic Treatment

As a pet parent, it can be difficult to recognize when your furry companion requires orthopedic treatment. However, there are certain signs that you can look out for that indicate a potential orthopedic issue.

If you notice any of the following symptoms in your pet, it’s crucial to bring them in for immediate treatment:

  • Creaking sound in the joints when getting up or sitting down
  • Sudden agitation and aggression
  • Aversion to certain physical activities
  • Lameness or limping in the limbs
  • Misshapen limbs or swelling
  • Stiffness and difficulty moving
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss
  • Loss of interest in interacting with you
  • Limited mobility
  • Abnormal stance or gait
  • Whining, growling, or hissing every time they move
  • Among other abnormal behaviors‚Ķ

Our Orthopedic Procedure Options

We offer the following orthopedic procedures:

Sprains, Dislocations & Fractures:
Excessive physical strain or injury can cause sprains, dislocations, and fractures in various areas such as the wrists, knees, shoulders, elbows, and ankles.

Hip Dysplasia:
Hip dysplasia is a genetic condition that causes the hips of some cat and dog breeds to grow abnormally in shape or size.

Elbow Dysplasia:
Similar to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia is a genetic condition where the elbow joints develop abnormally as your pet grows.

Cruciate Ligament Rupture:
The cranial cruciate ligament connects the bones in the knee joints. If the ligament ruptures, the knee becomes unstable and painful which makes it very difficult for your pet to move around.

Luxating Patella:
Luxating patella refers to a kneecap that has slipped out of place, making it difficult for your pet to bend or fold their knee.

Tendon Contracture:
Tendon contracture occurs when the tendons contract in size, temporarily impairing the ability of the limbs to stretch and extend.

Degenerative Joint Disease:
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a debilitating condition that progressively worsens over time and can eventually limit your pet’s mobility.

Learn More About Our Orthopedic Surgery Options in North Hollywood

If you have any questions about our orthopedic services, please give our Affordable Animal Hospital experts a call!

Affordable Animal Hospital

5118 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 850-5020

Mon-Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat: 10am to 5pm
Sun: 10am to 6pm