One of the specialized services that Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital offers is veterinary orthopedic care. Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of issues involving bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
A number of different orthopedic conditions can be addressed at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital. Some include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Back surgery
- Knee repairs
- Hip surgery
In order to best serve our clients, the vets at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital equipped our facility with advanced veterinary medical technology.
- Our veterinarians upgraded to digital X-ray technology in part to more accurately diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions. The high definition and versatility of digital X-ray allows us to detect hairline fractures, spinal injuries, and damage to ligaments that could be causing severe pain in pets.
- Veterinary laser therapy has provided enormous relief to dogs and cats suffering from arthritis. Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital sees many aged or recovering pets that regain mobility and quality of life upon receiving laser therapy treatments at our clinic.
- The board-certified surgeon at Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital is one of very few veterinarians in the region to have training and experience in performing the latest surgery for repairing torn cruciate ligaments, a common knee injury in dogs. The technique, called TPLO or Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, allows for a much faster recovery and a more stabilized knee.
- Our hospital is also fortunate to have a veterinary rehabilitation specialist who is able to cater a recovery program for pets that have undergone orthopedic surgery or for aging pets dealing with arthritis.
From basic fracture repair to complicated back surgeries, Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital is equipped to handle your pet’s orthopedic needs.