Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as fracture repairs, ligament repairs and spinal surgery to name a few.
Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform certain orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require. These may include:
- Cranial cruciate ligament repair – deangelis suture and triple tibial osteotomy
- Fracture (broken bone) repair – intramedullary pin; cerclage wire; lag screw; external fixateur; orthopaedic plate
- Bone biopsy
- Exploratory arthrotomy (open and examine a joint for disease)
- Amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases
Complicated orthopaedic cases, such as spinal surgery, will need to be referred to a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. Our veterinarians will assess each case individually and provide the best advice for you and your pet.
We welcome you to book an appointment or visit us to diagnose your pet’s lameness or mobility problem.