Small Animal Orthopaedics and Arthroscopy

Telephone: 01626 862094

Our Facilities

Our hospitalisation facilities accomodate cats through to giant breed of dogs. Intensive care can be provided for critical patients with 24 hour on-site nursing care.

Our theatre has some of the most up to date arthroscopy equipment available and we have the expertise to use this equipment, in fact Patrick Ridge is a world recognised speaker in small animal arthroscopy.

We have published ground breaking research including feline shoulder arthroscopy and case reports in meniscal injury.

Our equipment and expertise allows us to perform meniscal repair, ligament repair, meniscectomy, coronoidectomy, anconeal process re-attachment. The list is potentially endless because as we develop better understanding of joint injuries and disease we develop new techniques to address these conditions.

For example we have Tightrope stabilisation, TPLO and closing wedge ostectomy to address stifle instability and Fastak suture anchors to stabilise collateral ligament injuries.

Trauma management and fracture repair equipment includes external skeletal fixation, 2.0mm, 2.7mm and 3.5mm ASIF plate fixation and SOP (String of Pearls) locking plate fixation.

The SOP system allows us to fix complex fractures especially pelvic fractures. The plate provides effectively an internal, external fixation system and can be applied in a minimally invasive nature where appropriate.

Our nursing staff are highly qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses and they have a generous allowance for further continuing professional development so that the nursing of patients is to the highest standards.

The radiography suite is a busy part of the practice and incorporates a powerful x ray generator which allows us to radiograph the smallest to the largest patient with high detail, mammography film for the very best detail possible. A 15Mhz probe diagnostic, musculoskeletal ultrasound allows us to examine soft tissue lesions such Achilles tendon injury, Biceps tears, Supraspinatus pathology and Iliopsoas injury.

On site rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
Free radiography reporting service