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Orthopedic Services

If your cat seems to have joint pain or broke a bone, they might need an orthopedic visit. At Hôpital vétérinaire des Trois-Lacs, our team has the orthopedic expertise to diagnose and treat these types of issues in your pet.

What is animal orthopedics?

Animal orthopedics is a veterinary surgical specialty that studies and treats problems that affect the musculoskeletal system.

What does orthopedic care involve?

Orthopedic care diagnoses and treats problems affecting the bones, spine, muscles, joints, tendons and other parts of the musculoskeletal system.

To diagnose orthopedic issues, we use many tests, including X-rays and other types of medical imaging.

Many orthopedic treatments can be used on pets, including:

  • Pain medication
  • Orthopedic surgery to correct certain conditions, fractures or malformations
  • Splints
  • Prosthetics — some surgical
  • Physical rehabilitation

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