Orthopedic Surgery

We perform some types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic including amputation and FHO. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we often refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform back surgery, ACL surgery, and other very complex surgeries.

Leg fractures are the most common orthopedic problem presented at our clinic and usually result from a mishap with an automobile. They can be treated in a variety of ways depending on the location and type of fracture. We can apply a cast to treat certain fractures; however, many fractures will require surgical intervention by a board certified surgeon:

  • “Pinning” stabilizes the fracture by inserting a long stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area.
  • “Plating” involves attaching a flat stainless steel plate to the bone using screws on either side of the fracture.
  • “External fixation” stabilizes fractures using a series of pins on the outside of the leg that pass through the skin and into the bone on either side of the fracture.

 Please contact us if you have any questions about these procedures or if you think your pet might benefit from them.

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Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 3:00pm
SundayClosed

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Springfield Animal Hospital provides the ideal mix of modern veterinary medical expertise and personalized service.

Whether your pet is due for a routine wellness exam or requires extensive care for illness or injury.


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