FRACTURES AND DISLOCATIONS
Can You Fix It?
Almost all fractures and other orthopedic injuries have a surgical and/or management solution and most have several possible acceptable treatments. Particularly with respect to fracture repair, it is exceedingly unlikely that a situation could be presented that is not potentially repairable, no matter how bad it may appear. We will always be willing to review x-rays and medical records and render an opinion as to treatment options at no charge. If you have questions of this nature, please don’t hesitate to contact the hospital.
Minimally Invasive Fracture Repair
Espanola Animal Hospital has made major investments in equipment and training to make minimally invasive orthopedic surgery a reality for our patients. Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis (MIO) has been the standard of care in human medicine for about 30 years but is unfortunately in its infancy in veterinary surgery. These powerful techniques allow us to perform better, faster and far less traumatic surgery. In most cases, we are now able to repair fractures and dislocations through incisions as small as a few millimetres! Our fluoroscope, arthroscope and numerous other pieces of equipment and implants allow us to wield this awesome power. Whenever it is possible to provide MIO, this will be performed automatically at no extra charge.
How Much Will it Cost?
Unfortunately, orthopedic surgery is fairly expensive. Fracture repair in our hospital can usually range between $1500 – $3000 + HST, depending on the type of fracture and size of the animal. Work-up, routine aftercare, medications and therapy laser treatments are usually included. Please note that post-op x-rays requested after discharge are not included in the cost of treatment but are usually relatively inexpensive.
We accept debit, Visa, Mastercard and cash. We regret that we do not accept personal cheques nor do we provide payment plans or allow charging. Financing can be arranged through Medicard or numerous other financial service providers. Payment is required prior to discharge, which in most cases is the day after surgery. Complete discharge instructions, including medications, physiotherapy, laser treatment appointments etc are provided at discharge as well.