Orthopedic surgery is recognized as any surgical procedure in which the goal of the procedure is to repair a bone or joint. Dr. Feyerabend and his team at Quivira Crossing Veterinary Clinic are highly trained in performing orthopedic surgery, and we will make sure to provide the best possible treatment and care for your pet. By choosing our practice for your pet’s orthopedic surgery, you will surely give them the best chance of achieving a complete and quick recovery.
Some of the reasons your pet may require orthopedic surgery include:
- Repairing a ligament
- Replacing a joint
- Correcting deformities
- Presence of fractures
- Certain medical conditions
Before any orthopedic surgery, it will be necessary to bring your pet in for an evaluation. During the evaluation, we will generally use digital X-rays to determine the extent of any damage. This evaluation will allow Dr. Feyerabend to determine the seriousness of your pet’s condition and decide whether or not orthopedic surgery is appropriate. If he determines that orthopedic surgery is needed, he will prepare a surgical plan and carefully explain the process to you.
Depending on the surgical procedure, we may use bone plates, pins, screws or artificial joints to make the needed repairs. All of our orthopedic surgeries are conducted using top-of-the-line equipment and materials in order to provide the most effective treatment for your pet.
After the procedure, your pet will need to rest the treated area. It may take several months for their bone or joint to become fully healed following the procedure. In some cases, it may be necessary for them to complete a rehabilitation program so that they can get the maximum usage out of their restoration. It is also very important that you follow any instructions provided by Dr. Feyerabend and his staff, as these will be essential for ensuring that your dog or cat makes a full recovery.
The trusted team at Quivira Crossing Veterinary Clinic is ready to help your pet get through orthopedic surgery. Dr. Feyerabend and his team are highly trained and experienced in conducting these sensitive procedures. We promise to provide the best possible treatment and care for your pet so that they can get back to enjoying the happy and healthy life that they deserve. Please call us at (913) 647-4141 to schedule an appointment.