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Orthopaedic Surgery at Haverfordwest

Helping your pet to live a
happy and healthy life 

Helping your pet to live a happy and healthy life is our main concern at Vets4Pets Haverfordwest.  

Unfortunately after a trauma or with chronic conditions surgical intervention may be required to do this.  Below are some of the most common conditions requiring orthopaedic surgery at Vets4Pets Haverfordwest.

If your pet has suffered a trauma or you suspect they may have a chronic condition, please book in for an appointment with our experienced veterinary team and we can discuss the treatment options available for your pet.

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Trauma

Unfortunately, pets do get into accidents and after a trauma orthopaedic surgery may be needed to help your pet’s recovery. 

Fractured/displaced bones

Sadly breaking bones is not uncommon after trauma. Appropriate care for broken bones, including surgical fixing and re-aligning bones that may be out of place, is important for the best possible healing and pain relief.

Torn ligaments/tendons

There are many conditions where a joint may be unstable, or muscles may not function correctly, due to tearing of the soft tissue.  Fixing these can include surgical procedures to mend or replace damaged components. 

Chronic Conditions

Chronic Conditions are health conditions or diseases that are persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time.

Hip Dysplasia

In this condition the hip joint develops poorly, leading to instability, pain and eventually arthritis. This can often be managed medically, but can require surgical intervention in some cases, such as hip replacements. 

Shoulder Dysplasia

In this condition the shoulder joint is loose due to problems with development and this leads to instability, pain and eventually arthritis. 

Elbow Dysplasia

This quite common problem occurs when there are issues with the development of the elbow joint. This condition can also progress into arthritis. 

Cruciate disease

The cruciate ligament helps secure the knee joint, and can tear fully or partially.  In very small dogs this can be managed medically, but in most cases surgery is required to stabilise the knee.  

Patellar luxation

The knee-cap is held in place by a groove in the bone of the knee and a ligament. If this ligament is too loose or the groove is too shallow, the knee-cap can pop out and then back in, which can cause lameness and lead to arthritis. Surgery can be done to prevent the knee-cap from dislocating in this way.

Knee/hip replacement

Sadly some joints become too damaged to repair and need to be replaced, just like in humans.