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We perform many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic.There are many different situations where bone surgery may be necessary including leg fractures, hip dysplasia, disc disease, and other conditions. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, when indicated we refer them to a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.

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:

  • “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.

White Oak Veterinary Hospital will be closed for renovations from May 6 -10. We will re-open Monday, May 13! If you need assistance during that time, please contact Sweeten Creek Animal and Bird Hospital at (828) 684-8875.