Orthopedic Surgery

Blackstone Animal Hospital performs many types of orthopedic (bone) surgeries in our clinic. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to board-certified orthopedic surgeons to perform back surgery and other very complex surgeries.

Tears are the most common orthopedic problem presented at Blackstone Animal Hospital and usually result from normal physical activity to high stress athletic activity.  This injury is typically corrected by surgery.  Please contact our office if you have questions about this condition or surgical treatment.

We also perform other orthopedic surgeries related to hip dysplasia and fractures. For fractures, this may include “Pinning”  which stabilizes the fracture by inserting a long stainless steel rod into the middle of the bone across the fractured area and or “Plating” which involves attaching a flat stainless steel plate to the bone using screws 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.