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Orthopaedics Surgery – Cruciate Repair

Our orthopaedic team have years of experience in complex cases. We treat a multitude of  orthopaedic conditions like fractures, hip dislocation, knee cap dislocation, achilles ligament rupture, jaw resection and joint fusion (arthrodesis).

Having multiple orthopaedic surgeons helps with planning these complex surgeries.

We offer multiple orthopaedic solutions for fractures including locking and conventional plating systems, ESF frames etc

Our vet clinic also offers multiple options to treat cruciate disease. Cruciate disease is one of the most common orthopaedic repairs that we do and it can be hard to know what is the best surgical option for your pet. The four options we offer include TPLO (the gold standard), TTO, MMP and lateral suture.

If your pet has torn their cruciate ligament then surgery offers the best long-term outcome and to slow down arthritis development. We use many factors to try and help decide which surgery options is the best for you and your pet.

Plateau levelling procedures offer the best evidence of long term benefit. We have completed well over 400 TTO surgeries since 2008 and with the addition of TPLO in 2023 we can offer the best evidence procedures. Many of these surgeries are in working dogs including farm and search & rescue where getting them back to peak performance is crucial. MMP and lateral suture can be great options in certain cases, especially in smaller dogs.

For many pet owners the biggest stress around surgery is how to manage your pet as it recovers from surgery. We are here to try and make the process as smooth and comfortable as possible. Each animal has a personalised recovery plan including pain management, any medication or changes to help reduce the stress associated with enforced rest and exercise plans.

We recommend Canine Physio NZ post operatively as structured rehabilitation is a big key to getting the best out of any surgery.

As a clinic we accept referrals from many areas.

We are not registered Veterinary Specialists and if we feel that referral to a surgical specialist offers the best outcomes for you and your pet then we will not hesitate to recommend this.

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