While some broken bones can be set with a cast, some require surgery. Our veterinarian is able to pin or plate fractures, properly aligning them for optimum healing.
Just like human athletes, pets can tear their ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). When this occurs, surgery can help to stabilize the joint, relieving pain and preventing further damage.
Small breed dogs especially are prone to a condition called patellar luxation - their kneecap tends to pop out of the groove it would normally ride in. In some cases, surgery is needed to deepen the groove to prevent the kneecap from moving and causing pain.
Should your pet require orthopedic surgery, the staff at Ringgold Animal Hospital can help get them back into tip-top shape.
Dr. Gerard Clarke
Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
6999 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
Ph: (706) 937-7387