Front Limb Orthopedic Care for Pets
Injury or disease that affects an animal's front limb can cause limping or inability to put weight on the paw. These issues may require orthopedic surgery to restore normal mobility. At Kinetic Pets in Ocala, FL, we provide mobile orthopedic pet surgery and rehabilitation services for animals in the Central Florida area.
Working with Your Veterinarian for Orthopedic Care
Our mobile veterinary service collaborates with your local veterinarian at their facility to provide orthopedic surgical procedures that will help your pet regain mobility. We also offer mobile rehabilitation services to facilitate healing after surgery and increase strength in the front limb that has been affected. Our team has extensive experience in caring for animals after surgery and can help you understand your pet's recovery needs after surgery.
Common Orthopedic Conditions We Help Manage
At Kinetic Pets, we provide care for a wide range of orthopedic care, including front limb conditions, such as:
- Arthritis fracture repair– Older animals often develop osteoarthritis, inflammation, and wearing down of cartilage from normal wear and tear on joints. Surgery may be needed to repair tissue in joints for relief from pain and normal movement. A bone fracture may need more extensive care to secure areas of the bone to ensure normal joint function.
- Elbow dysplasia – Elbow dysplasia is a common problem in some large breeds of dogs due to genetic factors. When conservative methods are not sufficient, surgery to remove abnormal issues can help to restore the animal's normal mobility.
- Carpal laxity – Some dogs experience hyperextension of the wrist that results in poor mobility and pain. Surgery and rehabilitative exercise can help this problem.
- Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) – This condition generally occurs in large dogs that experience periods of rapid growth, causing pain and lameness in the affected joint.
- Biceps tendosynovitis – Repetitive trauma to the shoulder during rigorous activity can cause the tendon in the shoulder to become inflamed and painful, causing limping and wasting of the shoulder muscle. Medical management can help, but severe cases may require surgery to repair the damage to the tendon.
Make Kinetic Pets Your Veterinarian for Front Limb Care in Ocala, FL
Dr. Herman and our team at Kinetic Pets use our extensive experience in orthopedic care to help animals in Central Florida maintain their mobility throughout life. We also offer a variety of procedures and therapies for post-surgery care. Contact Kinetic Pets today at 352-553-2774 for an appointment to learn how our orthopedic services can help your pet.