Angel Ridge Veterinary Service PLLC

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What Is Orthopedics?

Orthopedics deals with bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments. Orthopedics can include but is not limited to:

  • Torn cartilage
  • Patella luxation
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • And more

How Do We Diagnose an Orthopedic Problem?

The most important tools in diagnosis are a physical examination and X-rays. Occasionally, a CT scan and blood work may be required.

How Do You Know if Your Pet Has an Orthopedic Problem?

You’ll need to bring him in for an exam and X-rays to be sure, but there are some tell-tale signs, such as:

  • Abnormal appearance of a leg
  • Difficulty getting up
  • Favoring a leg
  • General slowing down
  • Sudden limping or pain accompanied by swelling

If you observe any of these signs in your pet, it’s time to make an appointment.