We use an extensive range of implants -2.0mm, 2.7mm, 3.5mm and 4.4mm AO systems. External fixation systems including IMEX circle – to treat anything from simple long bone to complex joint fractures in cats and dogs.
Treatment of Spinal Disease
In patients with inter-vertebral disc disease and other spinal pathology we will generally investigate using myelography, or MRI/CT and we can undertake decompression surgery and stabilisation surgery.
These cases can be challenging and complex cases can require advanced imaging techniques. We investigate using digital radiography, arthroscopy and MRI/CT so that individual treatment programmes can be developed.
These can cause abnormal limb alignment and abnormal loading of joints which can cause pain and arthritis. We use various techniques to correct these e.g. corrective osteotomies and limb lengthening procedures involving distraction osteogenesis.
In joints that are severely traumatised or suffering advanced osteoarthritis fusion is often the most appropriate way of maintaining comfort and function to the affected limb. Tarsal and carpal joints are usually the joints most likely to benefit from arthrodesis.
Arthroscopy is available to diagnose and treat elbow dysplasia - in particular removal of fragmented medial coronoid processes. It is also used in the diagnosis of shoulder ligament injuries and the investigation of menisceal injuries in the stifle.