Many pets injure their bones and joints. These injuries range from breaking a leg through to damaging ligaments. Many pets also develop spinal problems such as slipped discs.
The Pets Practice has extensive experience of dealing with a multitude of problems of this nature and treats many complicated injuries such as: -
- Fractures/broken bones using a variety of techniques.
- Joint reconstruction
- Patella luxation (dislocation of the knee cap)
- Cruciate ligament repair using both extra-capsular and TPLO techniques.
- Spinal surgery for the treatment of slipped discs
- Arthroscopy (keyhole examination of joints).
Senior Vet Mr Haydn Sharratt, holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Small Animal Surgery, an advanced surgical qualification that entailed another 4 years of study after qualifying as a Veterinary Surgeon. This he achieved in 1999, and since then has been performing both first and second opinion surgery in and around London.
If you have a pet that needs more advanced treatment than your Vet can offer, please feel free to contact us and we can offer some friendly advice without obligation.
In the photo below we have used a dye that has been injected into the spinal canal to pinpoint the exact spot where a disc has protrueded (slipped). Once this had been done, we were able to operate and rmove the slipped disc. This dog has since made a full recovery.
In the video below, we are examining a dog’s shoulder using arthroscopy. In this case we removed a flap of bone caused by a condition known as Osteochondritis Dissecrans (OCD).