Cat & Dog Orthopedic Surgeon in Crown Point, IN
Some pet surgeries require a more involved approach. Coyne Veterinary Center is happy to offer the services of a cat and dog orthopedic surgeon here in Crown Point, IN, who can help improve your pet’s quality of life. Musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, bone fractures, and other issues can take years to develop and during that time, the pain can take a major toll on your pet’s health. Because we want your pet to enjoy life to the fullest with you, we’re dedicated to offering the surgical services and skills to make that possible.
See below to learn about the common signs of orthopedic issues in pets, and call Coyne Veterinary Center at (219) 267-1700!
Common Symptoms of Orthopedic Issues in Dogs & Cats
Pets are not usually forthcoming about their aches and pains, especially if their condition has gradually worsened over time. Many dogs and cats get used to their condition and may not show obvious changes in their behavior. However, there are some physical symptoms we recommend looking for if you suspect your pet is harboring an injury:
Visible limping or favoring one limb over the others.
Loss of Sociability
Reluctance to engage in regular social interactions with you and your family.
Shaking or trembling, a telltale sign of pain or discomfort.
Eating less due to discomfort or pain.
Spending more time sleeping or resting.
Avoidance of Activities
Reluctance to jump, run, or play due to discomfort.
Why Dogs & Cats Might Need Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic issues in dogs and cats can stem from a variety of causes, such as developmental abnormalities, trauma, aging, and genetics. Surgery may be recommended to address these issues when conservative treatments, such as medication, nutrition, and/or laser therapy prove unhelpful. Orthopedic surgery can enhance your pet's mobility, alleviate pain, and improve their quality of life at a higher level.
Orthopedic Surgeries We Offer in Crown Point
At Coyne Veterinary Center, we can perform a variety of orthopedic surgeries to cater to our patients’ wide-ranging needs:
Tibial Tubercle Advancement (TTA)
Correcting specific knee ligament injuries to restore normal limb function.
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)
Resolving cruciate ligament injury by changing the slope of the tibia bone to reduce overextension of the ligament and improve joint and limb function. Compared to TPLO surgery, tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) is a little less invasive and can allow for quicker weight bearing and fewer complications in patients.
Mending broken bones with precision to facilitate complete healing.
Correcting a misalignment of the kneecap to alleviate discomfort and improve mobility.
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair (CCL)
Restoring stability to the knee joint following ligament damage and ensuring proper joint function.
Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO)
Removing the femoral head to alleviate pain caused by hip joint issues.
Can Your Pet Benefit from Orthopedic Surgery?
If your pet shows signs of chronic pain and lameness and you suspect a bone or joint injury, contact Coyne Veterinary Center at (219) 267-1700. We will examine your pet and if needed, obtain X-rays to fully understand the problem. From there, we can discuss all possible treatment options and answer any questions you have if your pet requires the skills of our experienced orthopedic surgeon.