Dr. Thomas Ramsey has over 30 years of veterinary orthopedic experience and over a thousand individual cases of successful orthopedic surgeries, therapies, and treatments, Dr. Ramsey is a leading figure in San Antonio veterinary orthopedics.
WHAT IS VETERINARY ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY?
Orthopedic surgery refers to any surgical procedure of a dog or cat’s musculoskeletal structure. These surgeries include bone fracture repair, joint arthroscopy and arthroplasty, and postural corrections such as in the neck, hips, or spine.
The most common cases we see are bone fracture repairs due to injury (especially in younger pets), but over his 30 years of orthopedic experience, Dr. Ramsey has treated cases of all types. Dr. Ramsey uses a wide variety of medical techniques in conjunction with cutting-edge surgical equipment to perform such procedures as internal plate fixations, pin placements, external fixators, tightrope systems, and other stabilizing and implant procedures.
WHEN DOES A PET NEED VETERINARY ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY?
Accidents happen, genetics play a factor in everything, and age catches up to us all. But whether your dog or cat is limping or reluctant to walk as a result of injury, nature, or age, we believe every pet deserves a comfortable and active life!
Veterinary orthopedic surgery is used to repair broken bones and torn ligaments due to injury, to correct developmental problems with the spine, hips, or legs, and to alleviate the most severe symptoms of stress and age on the musculoskeletal system.
Think your dog or cat might benefit from orthopedic treatment? Call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ramsey, and let our expert check your pet for signs of musculoskeletal distress.
WHAT’S THE FIRST STEP IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY?
Before any orthopedic surgery or treatment can be recommended, your pet needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If your pet is limping, reluctant to move, or showing any other signs of musculoskeletal problems, your vet will most likely recommend x-rays to check out what’s going on inside first. Based on these x-rays, the vet’s exam, and possibly other diagnostic tests, your vet can talk with you about what seems to be going on and whether orthopedic surgery or treatment is a beneficial option.