We investigate and manage bone and joint problems
At Newnham Court Vets we take a particular interested in Orthopaedics, which focuses on the bones and joints. This area of veterinary medicine covers things such as traumatic injuries (fractures for example) and joint diseases, including osteochondrosis, cruciate ligament diseases, patellar problems and osteoarthritis.
Most cases we see are investigated using conventional radiography (Xray). Where needed however, we are able to perform special spinal Xrays (Myelography). We can also carry out MRI scanning.
To investigate an animal’s joints we use Arthroscopy (when a camera is placed in the joint). This is a relatively non-invasive procedure which is particularly useful for problems in the elbows and shoulders.
Other conditions that Arthroscopy is used for include osteochondrosis, joint fractures, incomplete ossification of the humeral condyles (IOHC) and ‘problem’ lameness.
At our practice we have full facilities for orthopaedic surgery. We manage fractures by using plates, screws, pins, wires and external skeletal fixators. Extensive instrumentation is available to help with this.
Canine cranial cruciate ligament disease affects the knees and is the most common reason dogs have to undergo orthopaedic surgery. At Newnham Court Vets we have a veterinary surgeon who takes a great personal interest in this field of veterinary medicine. We offer all modern treatments for this difficult condition including tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) and tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA).
It is of paramount importance to us that animals undergoing any form of orthopaedic surgery are comfortable and as pain free as possible at all times. Pets at Newnham Court Vets will benefit from 24 hour veterinary and nursing supervision so that they can receive the best possible care for their condition.
If you would like more information about orthopaedics please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the health of your pet.
To have your pet treated by the practice that has been caring for animals for 100 years, get in touch. You can call us on 01622 734555 or send us a fax on 01622 736512. Alternatively, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For out of hours animal care call our emergency service on 01622 734054.