Saline Pet Orthopedic Surgery: Cutting Edge Care for Your Dogs & Cats
Dr. Lucian Blajan at the Animal Medical Center of Saline is a leading provider of pet orthopedic surgery for the treatment of cruciate ligament tears, hip dysplasia, joint pain, and other common orthopedic injuries. He is an experienced surgical veterinarian and has performed hundreds of orthopedic surgical procedures on dogs and cats. His orthopedic areas of expertise include MRIT procedure for patients with cranial cruciate ligament rupture, femoral head osteotomy, luxating patella repair surgery, and some fracture repair. Since cat and dog orthopedic surgery is a major procedure, Dr. Blajan will work closely with pet owners at each stage of the process to deliver the safest experience possible for pets.
Saline Pet Orthopedic Surgery Treats Joint Pain, Cruciate Ligament Tears, and Hip Dysplasia
Limping and difficulty walking are two of the most common symptoms of orthopedic problems in pets. Dogs and cats are often experts at hiding the initial symptoms of injury; it is only when they are in moderate to severe pain that these symptoms become more apparent. For this reason, we ask pet owners to pay close attention to any changes in their pets' mobility. Even if you did not witness an accident, it is still possible your pet could need orthopedic surgery due to an injury. Our veterinarians will conduct a diagnostic exam to identify the precise injury and discuss possible treatment options.
Safety is our top priority throughout the surgery. Prior to the procedure, we will conduct diagnostic blood work to determine if your pet can safely be placed under anesthesia. Once the safe administration of anesthesia is confirmed, we will schedule your pet’s surgery. We perform operations in the morning, so we can monitor your pet immediately following the surgery for possible complications. When our veterinarian determines that it is safe for your pet to return home, we will discharge your pet with detailed post-op care instructions and pain management medication. Strict activity restrictions will be in place throughout the recovery period.
For more information on pet orthopedic surgery, including what to expect and whether your pet is a good candidate for this treatment option, schedule an appointment with our veterinarians. Call 734-429-4488 today.