Broken Bone or Fracture Repair For Dogs & Cats
Fracture repair is a surgery to fix a broken bone using metal screws, pins, rods or plates to hold the bone in place while it heals.
A fracture is any loss of continuity in the bone so the term ‘broken bone’ and fracture are used interchangeably. Dogs and cats frequently suffer broken bones due to trauma from a fall, fight with another animal or road traffic accidents. Some fractures can be managed with a cast but others require or heal better with surgery.
Minimally Invasive Surgery For Fractures
CARE Surgery Center is unlike most other animal hospitals because we apply minimally invasive surgical techniques to fracture repair in dogs and cats. The benefits for your pet include reduced pain, shorter recovery time, faster healing and more rapid return to function.
Signs Your Dog or Cat Has a Broken Bone
Reasons Your Pet May Require Surgery or Fracture Repair
What are the benefits of surgery to heal a broken bone in my dog or cat?
Benefits of fracture repair over conservative management include:
There is also a lower risk of osteoarthritis from fractures involving joints, malalignment and angular limb deformity, and nonunion (which may occur if a fracture moves too much, has a poor blood supply, or gets infected).
Benefits of minimally invasive fracture repair include:
When a dog or cat has fracture repaired through a minimally invasive approach, they are better able to heal through improved preservation of blood supply, and the body’s own growth factors and stem cells. This promotes longevity and more pain-free years for your pet!
Orthopedics and ACL Surgery for Dogs and Cats
Our team of veterinary doctors and technicians are experienced in treating both dogs and cats with broken bones.
Learn more about the other types of bone, joint, ligament tears we treat at CARE Surgery Center.
Veterinary Surgery Specialists
Dr. Bleakley specializes in minimally invasive surgery techniques, combining advanced veterinary surgical training with state-of-the-art technology to minimize the impact of surgery for your dog or cat.