What is orthopedic medicine?
Orthopedic medicine is a branch of medicine concerning the musculoskeletal system (muscles and bones).
Wait…my pet has elbows…and knees?
Yes! Similar to how humans have multiple joints and bones to build up your skeleton, your pet has the same. Your pet, though built differently, can still get similar joint and muscle problems, for example, a torn cruciate ligament or a luxated patella.
What kind of diagnosis would classify under Orthopedic Advanced Surgery?
An orthopedic procedure can be anything to do with bones or muscles. So that could be hip and joint problems as well as fractures and amputations. Advanced: Some pets with torn cruciate ligaments, luxating patellas, fractures, cancer and hip dysplasia are all possible candidates for orthopedic surgery.
Is there someone specific that I should schedule my appointment with?
Yes! With the extensive knowledge between our doctors we can perform a wide selection of orthopedic procedures on our animal companions. Specifically two of our amazing veterinary team members, who not only enjoy but focus on canine and feline Advanced Orthopedic procedures, Dr. Hackel at Animal Hospital of Chesterfield and Dr. Kuipers at Macomb Center Veterinary Hospital.
Let one of our client ambassadors know you are looking to schedule an orthopedic surgical procedure, and they can answer any other questions you may have!