• Orthopaedic Surgery

We can accept a wide variety of elective and emergency orthopaedic cases. Case management starts with the consultation and discussion of treatment options, prognosis and cost with the owners through to rehabilitation.

orthopedic surgery services at Cave VetsAt all stages the owner and referring vet are fully involved with the case. From all too common road traffic accidents to degenerative joint conditions, we support clients through diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation.

The hospital is well equipped with advanced diagnostic equipment and surgical facilities which allow us to offer a comprehensive service with 24-hour patient monitoring. We have invested in Synthes surgical equipment and implants, Storz arthroscopy and IMEX linear and circular external skeletal fixators.

  • Arthroscopy: Elbow dysplasia, shoulder instability, OCD
  • Trauma Management: Acute management of trauma cases, internal / external fracture fixation, joint luxations, wound care, joint reconstruction
  • Salvage - Limb sparing procedures, arthrodesis
  • Correction of limb deformities - limb lengthening and angular limb deformity correction
  • Joint Surgery - TPLO, Fibrewire extracapsular stabilisation, double pelvic osteotomy

Diagnosing lameness can often be the biggest challenge but we are equipped with the most advanced equipment. As we have access to digital radiography, CT, MRI and arthroscopy. WeIf Operations are able to be scheduled at short notice in one of our fully equipped theatre suites, if surgery is deemed necessary.

We take great care to ensure that owners remain fully informed at every stage of the referral process. During our initial consultations (up to one hour), we will discuss the pet’s condition, potential causes, treatment options, prognosis and estimated costs. Clinicians are accessible to clients and referring vets who have patients under their care on a daily basis and we keep referring vets updated with any significant events during treatment.

Our specialists are accessible over the phone for advice to referring vets.


What our clients say...

"Just to say a huge thank you to everyone involved with Dexter's broken leg, especially Malcolm who has been amazing the whole time, keeping us informed about everything that's been going on. Glad he was in such good hands at such a worrying time. Thank you all!"