Orthopaedic Surgery

General Services

Orthopaedic Surgery

We have an extensive array of orthopaedic equipment at All Creatures with a separate dedicated orthopaedic theatre, and carry out most orthopaedic procedures at our facility.

Although we carry out our spinal imaging by myelogram, in some instances, referral for MRI scanning may be necessary. We carry out orthopaedic surgeries not just in dogs and cats, but also in rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, mice, hamsters and birds.


Spinal orthopaedic surgery

  • Ventral decompression of herniated cervical slipped disc lesions
  • Cervical disc fenestration
  • Dorsal laminectomy for thoracolumbar disc lesions
  • Repair of some spinal fractures (L7), lumbosacral luxation, tail fractures

Orthopaedic surgery of the pelvis

  • Management of sacroiliac dislocations
  • Repair of pelvic fractures with displacement

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Orthopaedic surgery of the hind limb

  • Triple pelvic osteotomy as a treatment for hip dysplasia
  • Reduction of dislocated hip and toggle fixation of the femoral head
  • Femoral head and neck ostectomy to treat Perthes disease, severe fractures of the femoral head and acetabulum and severe osteoarthritis
  • Fractures of the femur, tibia, patella, tarsus
  • Removal of torn cartilages (meniscectomy)
  • Repair of collateral ligament injuries
  • Caudal cruciate ligament repair
  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair by lateral suture stabilisation, over the top patellar tendon grafting and tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) – traditional TTA and Modified Maquet Technique
  • Patellar luxation repair including latest Ridgestop repair
  • Management of osteochondritis (OCD) of the stifle and hock
  • Hind leg amputation
October 2015 orthopaedic update - Although our clinic has been offering these procedures for some time now, we have just recently attended a WVC orthopaedic course in the USA learning the latest techniques in cruciate repair and patellar luxation repair. 

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Orthopaedic surgery of the front limb

  • Repair of fracture scapula, humerus, radius, ulna and carpus
  • Treatment of shoulder joint luxations
  • Surgical management of osteochondrosis (OCD)of the dog’s shoulder joint
  • Condylar fractures of the humerus
  • Treatment of dislocated elbow
  • Surgical management of elbow dysplasia

           - fragmented medial coronoid process

           - united anconeal process of the elbow

           - OCD lesions of the elbow

  • Correction of angular limb deformities in the dog
  • Amputation of the front leg
  • Arthrodesis of the carpus

Orthopaedic surgery of the jaw

  • Mandibulectomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Repair of maxillary fractures
  • Repair of mandibular fractures