Orthopedic surgery

Orthopedic surgery is there for diseases of abnormalities in the bones, joints, tendons and muscles. Your dog or cat can go to an orthopedic surgeon if there is a fracture, hernia or joint problems, such as; paella luxation, hip of elbow dysplasia.

Also with abnormalities in the position of bones, osteoarthritis of torn cruciate ligaments of meniscus.

Sometimes the owner suddenly notices that his/her pet is limping or has trouble getting up. Has something happened traumatically? A fall or collision? 

If this is the case, it is best to immediately request an appointment for a consultation. A lot of experience and expertise is needed to solve orthopedic problems. 

John Smets is trained in orthopedic surgery and also has many years of experience. 

The practice has a separate operating room with high-end materials for orthopedic and complex surgery.

First your dog or cat is examined physically. Additional testing is often required, such as Xray, ultrasound or blood tests. Based on the results, the further treatment options are explained and a treatment plan is drawn up.

In many of these cases, operating is a solution and can greatly improve the quality of life of your pet. Still we're always careful before going into surgery and examen each individual case separately.

After the surgery you will be informed about the further recovery of your pet. 

You may receive medication and further instructions. These instructions and aftercare are very important for the recovery of your pet.

If you want more information about orthopedic surgery you can schedule an appointment with John Smets.