Surgery ($2900-3200) -Miami
A broken leg in dogs is a common orthopedic injury that can occur due to various reasons such as trauma, falls, accidents, or excessive force. It is essential to recognize the signs of a broken leg in dogs and seek veterinary care promptly to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.
In case your veterinary advice surgical intervention here is what surgery will include with us:
- Blood work lab
- Intravenous fluids
- General anesthesia
- Antibiotics treatment
- Xrays after surgery
- Removal of stitches
- Up to 50 lbs ($2900)
- Above 50 lbs ($3200)
..What to expect during Broken Leg Surgery?
- Pre anesthetic exam (in-house blood work).
- Intravenous fluids.
- Our veterinary team will induce your dog into a safe state of general anesthesia.
- Vital signs including breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, state of anesthesia, oxygenation levels, CO2 level,and body temperature are monitored closely.
Incision and fracture alignment: The veterinarian will make an incision at the surgical site to access the broken bone. They will then carefully realign the fractured bone fragments to restore proper alignment and stability. In some cases, bone fragments may need to be removed if they are too damaged or unstable.
Internal fixation: Depending on the fracture type and location, the veterinarian may use various techniques for internal fixation. This involves securing the bone fragments using implants such as plates, screws, pins, or rods to provide stability and support for the bone to heal. The choice of fixation method will depend on the specific needs of the fracture.
- The surgeon closes the incision with surgical glue, sutures or staples.
- Postoperative medications are given, and postoperative care continues until your dog is completely recovered from the anesthesia.
- We will keep your dog hospitalized until she completely recovers and is safe to send home with after care instructions.
Stop feeding your pet (dog/cat) food and water 12 hours before surgery. Food can complicate surgery and lead to fatal outcome.
Home Care Instructions
Our veterinary staff will also provide you with post-operative instructions to follow when your pet goes home. With your home care instructions you will receive medication to minimize to minimize post-op discomfort. The steps below you can follow at home in order to facilitate a safe and comfortable recovery:
Provide a quiet place for your dog to recover
Avoid bathing your dog for at least ten days after surgery
Check Incision Daily
Check incision daily to confirm proper healing.
If your dog is lethargic, has decreased appetite, is vomiting and has diarreha.
Preventing Running and Jumping
Do not allow your dog to run and jump for seven to ten days following surgery
Pay attention to changes around the surgery area
If you find any redness, swelling, or discharge around the surgery area, or if incision is open please, call us