Small animal orthopaedics in South Gloucestershire

Small animal patients of our orthopaedic pet surgical services in South Gloucestershire

Are you looking for orthopaedic pet surgical services in South Gloucestershire?

From Yate, Patchway and Thornbury to Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley and Stroud, we provide pet owners in South Gloucestershire with specialised orthopaedic surgery and round-the-clock care in our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Our in-house CT scanner, state-of-the-art operating theatre and nursing facilities ensure your pet gets the very best care, from diagnosis through to the operative procedure and recovery process. We pride ourselves on offering a joined-up service that ensures minimal stress for our patients and their owners, with no need to travel to multiple locations.

Our CT scanner enables us to de-mystify complex fracture configurations and diagnose challenging three-dimensional joint and soft tissue conditions. We are then able to address these with a range of sophisticated, proven operative procedures.

We are experts in both arthrodesis, a procedure that can save a limb when ligaments or joints are irreparably damaged; and arthroscopy, a ‘key-hole’ surgical approach that employs miniaturised instruments to diagnose and treat a range of joint and limb conditions. This highly precise procedure carries minimal risk to the patient.

Cruciate ligament injuries are another area of expertise. For these we use two sophisticated techniques: tibial tubercle advancement, which is used for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament injuries; and a form of surgery known as TPLO, which stabilises the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament.

A few animal patients of our orthopaedic pet surgical services in South Gloucestershire
A few animal patients of our orthopaedic pet surgical services in South Gloucestershire

Fractures are a common issue, and we several refined techniques to treat these. They include the AO technique, which ranges from simple pin or pin and wire stabilisation to the most complex of bone plate and screw repairs; and the Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS), a biological internal fixation system made from the highest quality titanium alloy for biocompatibility. We also provide external fixators: these are flexible management solutions for challenging fractures and trans-articular applications. Another option is interlocking nails – a type of stable internal fixation for femoral fractures that facilitates early return of mobility.

For medium and large breed dogs experiencing loss of cartilage from the inner halves of the elbow joints, we offer the PAUL technique. Based on Advanced Locking Plate technologies, this is a highly effective surgical treatment for managing elbow lameness.

We also provide negative pressure wound therapy, a pulsing vacuum system which facilitates treatment by ‘opening’ fracture injuries. It is also used to accelerate the speed of post-surgery wound healing and to reduce rates of infection.

Our hospital in Bradley Stoke is ideally placed for patients from Yate, Patchway, Thornbury, Dursley, Wotton-under-Edge, Stroud and all areas in South Gloucestershire. Please get in touch today to find out how we can help your pet live life to the full.