SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The veterinary team at Serra Veterinary Hospital aims to help cats and dogs suffering debilitating knee problems by offering pet orthopedic surgery. Senior pets face unique health needs and the animal hospital follows strict safety and pain management protocols that keep pets healthy and comfortable during a procedure. Older pets often need orthopedic and hip surgery to treat mobility problems or damage caused by arthritis. The vets at Serra Veterinary Hospital also treat a variety of orthopedic problems that often plague older animals, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cruciate rupture and patella luxation. These painful problems can cripple a pet and decrease his quality of life considerably.
Older pets struggling with arthritis and other serious orthopedic conditions often benefit from surgery. While older pets present more challenges in the operating room, the veterinary team at Serra Veterinary Hospital are highly experienced and assure favorable outcomes for older animals.
"Mobility issues can keep many senior pets down, preventing them from running and playing as they used to," says Dr. J.S. Natt, who has been a practicing veterinarian for nearly 25 years. "Early intervention, which sometimes includes surgery, is the best way to manage the health problems of an aging pet. Orthopedic surgery or hip surgery relieves pain and can bring mobility back to older dogs."
The veterinarians perform many advanced surgical procedures, including TPLO/MMP/TTA, and cruciate ligament surgery. TPLO stabilizes the knee in the pet's back leg to slow the progression of arthritis and reduce pain. The veterinary surgeons also perform TTA, a new treatment to stabilize the knee. MMP is a simplified and more robust version of TTA.
These surgeries help pets move around more. Cats and dogs are naturally active animals when they are young but, like humans, old age increases a pet's risk for arthritis and other debilitating diseases. Injuries can also debilitate an active pet; in fact, orthopedic injuries are the leading cause for lameness and mobility restrictions in pets. Surgery turns back the hands of time and helps cats and dogs resume their happy, active lifestyles, free from pain and stiffness. Increased activity levels and reduced pain levels improve your pet's overall quality of life and well-being.
In addition to dog and cat knee surgery, the veterinarians also perform a wide variety of other surgical procedures, including spay and neutering, arthroscopy, endoscopy, and other types of orthopedic procedures. Information about pet surgical procedures can be found on their website at: http://serravet.com/.
Serra Veterinary Hospital, Inc. 888-667-5235