Cruciate disease is common in dogs and often repaired by either a radial cut TPLO or cranial closing wedge TPLO
Patella Luxation Surgery
Patella Luxation surgery usally involves deepening the femoral groove, moving the insertion of the patella tendon (tibial tuberosity transposition) and tightening the soft tissue stabilisers of the knee (fascial imbrication). In more extreme cases, where the bones are not straight, the femur can be cut and straightened in a procedure called a distal femoral osteotomy (DFO)
This was a fracture of the femur that was repaired with a pin and plate (plate rod) fixation.
This was a severe, open fracture of the tibia which required two plates to repair.
Multiple Pelvic Fractures repaired with two plates and a screw across the sacrum.
Y fractures are one of the most serious elbow fractures we encounter where the end of the humerous has split into three peices involving the elbow joint. It’s essential to get both sides of the condyle in exactly the right position in order to ensure that the centre of the joint is aligned.
If the tarsus (ankle) joint becomes unstable the joint can be fused in a procedure called a pantarsal arthrodesis
If the carpus (wrist) joint becomes unstable the joint can be fused in a procedure called a pancarpal arthrodesis
Most stifles (knees) can be repaired, however rarely they are beyond repair and are suitable for a stifle arthrodesis.
Humeral Intercondylar Fissure (HIF)
Some elbows, especially those of spaniel breeds, can develop a condition known as a humeral intercondylar fissue where the knuckles of the humerus have a split down the middle. This was previously known as Incomplete Ossification of the Humeral Condyle (IOHC).
We have a variety of arthroscope (small cameras) that we can use to examine different joints, especially the elbow and shoulder.
Total Hip Replacement (THR)
Most hips can be managed conservatively (with rest, weight management, phyiotherapy and pain relief) however some benefit from a total hip replacement.