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Orthopaedic Surgery

What we can offer
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Specialist assessments

We are delighted to offer assessments, consults and a full range of surgery by European College of Veterinary Surgeon Specialists in small animal surgery via our partnership with VSUK ( Huw Morgan-Jones performs the majority of our surgical and orthopaedic referrals. Huw is registered as an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery and graduated in 1996 and attained a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2001, and since then has spent a large part of his professional life performing orthopaedic surgery on dogs and cats. He has a particular interest in complex fracture repairs.
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Fracture Repairs

The practice is equipped to treat all types of fracture using locking plate technology as well as standard compression plating and external fixation with the Securos system. We are able to treat all manner of tibial , femoral, humeral and radial fractures. If your pet is unlucky enough to sustain a serious fracture you can rest assured that you will be in experienced hands. We will talk you through the best options to treat the fracture within a budget to suit you, and address any long term concerns you might have over function and mobility.
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Cruciate Injury

Cruciate ligament injuries remain a very common cause of injury in dogs, particularly in larger breed dogs. The current evidence suggests that degeneration occurs within the ligament rather than an acute trauma causing the rupture. An increasing amount of cases are presented with chronic hindlimb lameness over a number of months which doesn’t resolve. Many of these can be partial tears of the cruciate ligament which untreated usually go on to completely rupture. We treat cruciate ligament injuries with either a Tibial Tu berosity Advancement (TTA) , or a Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) dependent on the specifics of the case. Results with both techniques are good, and we would expect that most patients should go back to a full and active life once they have completed their recovery. It is quite common to see injuries in both stifles, and it is very important that weight is controlled during recovery in order to reduce to a minimum the chances of the same injury on the other leg. It is also very important to have a controlled return to exercise and assistance from a registered physiotherapist is highly beneficial.