Orthopaedics

Referral Services – Orthopaedics

Our surgical service is led by Mr Damien Bush who has been taking surgical referrals for over 12 years. He founded Downs Veterinary Referrals in 2003, and collaborates closely with our other surgeons and internal medicine colleagues to provide an efficient and adaptable service. Given our highly experienced nursing team, the comprehensive on-site diagnostic facilities, as well as the latest surgical equipment (including air tools and an extensive selection of implant systems) we are able to deal with a wide range of complex surgical problems:

Lameness Investigations

  • Radiology/ MR-scanning
  • Joint taps/ arthrography
 

Osteoarthritis management/ arthrodesis

Oncology

Fracture/ Trauma Management

  • ASIF/Mini-ASIF/ SOP Bone-plating
  • Imex External Fixation

Developmental Abnormalities

  • Osteochondrosis/ Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Angular Limb Deformities – carpal valgus/ elbow dysplasia/ patella luxation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle (MRI assessment)

    postoperative radiograph of the Modified Maquet Procedure

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Insufficiency

  • Modified Maquet Procedure (TTA) – including mini wedges for patients <12kgs
  • Tibiofabella (lateral retinacular) suture
  • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO)
  • Meniscal Injury – MRI assessment
Read about our other referral services or for more information or to arrange a referral please contact us on 0117 962 2828.