Veterinary medicine has advanced to specialize in treating all kinds of orthopedic trauma including fractures and dislocation. The advances in medicine has included the advances in surgical tools too. Surgical instruments and equipment can positively help any animal, in spite of their size and weight. Some of the main instruments include hemostats, needles and needle holders, retractors, scalpels, scissors, spay hooks, suction tubes and surgical forceps.
When orthopedic surgery is performed on small animals, it is done using a highly specialized set of surgical implants such as pins, wires, plates and screws. Success of the surgery depends highly on the quality of the instruments and implants employed for the purpose. A superior quality instrument can provide a better chance of successful surgery than a low-quality instrument.
Orthopedic surgery includes any surgery having to do with bone. Fractures are one of the most common orthopedic problems that are treated surgically. Fractures can be repaired by a variety of techniques, including the use of pins, plates, screws, plates, wires and splints. The tools used for orthopedic surgery also include drills, saws, hammers and chisels.
Broken bones or torn ligaments may sometimes not be visible, but they may require surgery to heal properly. In many cases, these surgeries can be performed by a regular veterinarian. But depending on your dog’s injury and experience and skill level of your vet, specialized surgeon may be required to perform the surgery.
Veterinary orthopedic surgical instruments like surgical cutters, knives and scalpels are sharp instruments that are designed to swiftly and cleanly cut tissues of the body to allow greater access to the damaged bone. These types of orthopedic equipment are normally constructed from stainless steel, and are kept very sharp and incredibly clean.