Orthopedics FAQs

Our Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN Answers Orthopedic FAQs

At Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN we provide your pet with the orthopedic care they need to live a healthy life. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding pet surgery and orthopedic care.

What Is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgery is designed to give your pet the best life possible. Using techniques to restore joint and ligament function, orthopedic surgery can repair torn ligaments, replace hips/knees in pets, improve joint mobility and fix problems associated with congenital defects.

What Types Of Things Will A Veterinarian Screen For?

Your veterinarian will screen for conditions such as hip dysplasia, joint malfunction, ligament tears, arthritic spurs, broken bones and more to see what is causing your pet to be in pain.

What Issues Are Addressed At An Orthopedic Exam?

Your veterinarian will check to see if there are any notable fractures, sprains or torn ligaments using a variety of imaging techniques if necessary. Your veterinarian will look at joint function and mobility to see if any repairs are necessary.

What Are Common Problems Treated With Orthopedic Surgery?

Your pet may need surgery if they have suffered a bone fracture or tore a ligament that needs to be repaired. Other common problems treated with orthopedic surgery include joint dysfunction, dysplasia, and hip or knee replacement.

How Does A Veterinarian Help Post Surgery?

A veterinarian will help post-surgery to make sure that your pet is healing well and doesn't need any further surgical intervention. After pet surgery, your pet may need several follow up visits to see if there are any complications.

Call Us At Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville, TN Today For An Appointment

If your pet needs orthopedic services, it's time to call Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville at 865-694-8387 and set up an appointment for your pet. No matter what is going on to cause your pet pain, we will be able to get to the cause of the issue.

Office Hours


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


7:30 am-5:30 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm