Surgical Treatments

Veterinary/Surgical Services Available

CT Scanning – the latest CT scanner is installed on site, allowing us to investigate cases quicker and more accurately. We offer competitively priced scans and accept patients with a range of problems at short notice.

Stem cells – these are collected from the dog’s own bone marrow and then injected into injured tissues such as tendons or joints. On-going research has shown a great benefit in young dogs with elbow or hip dysplasia. Stem cells have also been used to successfully treat partially torn cruciate ligaments and dogs with arthritis.

Arthroscopy – a very fine camera is inserted into a joint to have a look at the joint surfaces and other structures such as cruciate ligaments. During an arthroscopy, we can remove damaged bits of cartilage and instill stem cells without the need for more extensive surgery.

High definition X-ray – we have the very latest X-ray technology to give very high definition pictures allowing us to see much more detail.

Surgery – We offer minimally invasive surgery as well as cruciate surgery. See price list for packages for lameness investigation.

Stance Analyser – this machine shows how much weight a dog is taking on each leg.

Patients That Benefit

Cruciate disease – Surgical and Non-surgical management. We offer the treatment most appropriate for the size and age of dog. For surgical cases we offer the TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) procedure. Non- surgical and post op. cases are managed with a combination of stem cells, laser, UWTM, physiotherapy and a home exercise program.

Post op – we offer a full rehabilitation program which reduces swelling, speeds up recovery times, helps prevent muscle atrophy and gives pain relief.

Elbow and hip dysplasia – we offer X-ray/arthroscopy/CT investigation, stem cells, a full rehabilitation package that stimulates cartilage regeneration, builds supporting musculature, maintains joint range of motion and gives pain relief.

Shoulder lameness – conditions such as shoulder instability syndrome and shoulder tendinopathies are notoriously difficult to treat without specialist equipment and knowledge the Physio-Vet team possess.

Osteoarthritis (OA) – we are one of the busiest arthritis clinics in Europe seeing over 60 cases a week. Our multimodal approach gives far better results than medication alone.

Arthritis

Cruciate Ligament

Hip Dysplasia

Neurological Rehabilitation

Elbow Dysplasia

Post Op Rehab

Sports Dog Injuries

Surgical Treatments

If you would like your pet to be seen by one of the Physio Vet team, then the initial contact should be made by your normal veterinary surgeon. A referral can only be made by them, who will provide us with all the medical information we require in order to treat your pet. Once we have this information, we will then arrange everything else, but please feel free to contact us to discuss the process in further detail, or if you have any questions.

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