Tulsa Pet Soft Tissue Surgery
It is important to understand that the term soft tissue is applied to any tissue that is not bone. This includes the muscle, ligaments and tendons. Examples of soft tissue injuries can include sprains, strains and tears, unfortunately soft tissue injuries usually result in symptoms similar to more serious orthopedic conditions. This makes evaluation by a veterinarian, even more crucial for an accurate diagnosis.
Common symptoms of soft tissue injury include:
- Exercise intolerance
- Excessive licking on joints/feet
- Swollen joints/feet
- Inability to get comfortable
- Unexplained crying out or whining
Soft tissue injuries can occur for a number of reasons including regular activities such as jumping up on the furniture or playing at the dog park. Genetics, breed and weight are also prominent factors in soft tissue injuries. Many soft tissue injuries can be treated without surgical intervention, however in more serious cases surgical intervention may be required.
Dr. Wynter Callison has extensive experience in soft tissue repair and treatment. If you are concerned your pet has suffered a soft tissue injury please contact Paw Prints Ltd. Veterinary Hospital today.