Here at the Avenue Veterinary Centre we pride ourselves on being able to cope with most orthopaedic conditions, including fractures and spinal surgery. We are equipped to a high standard and can treat most small animal orthopaedic surgical cases.
Partner Richard Huddart has a keen interest in orthopaedics and was elected as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association in 2013.
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Over the years the practice has acquired a large range of orthopaedic equipment including air powered tools, implants, and an arthroscope which allow us to treat most orthopaedic conditions. We can also offer arthroscopic joint surgery in some cases.
One of the most common conditions causing lameness in dogs is disease of the cranial cruciate ligament of the knee (stifle joint). At Avenue Vets we can offer a variety of surgical treatments for cruciate ligament disease including the Extracapsular Lateral Suture, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) and Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO).
We also offer surgery to help prevent the deterioration of hip dysplasia in young dogs as well as treating existing cases. We can also treat most types of fracture in the dog and cat.
Most fractures occur as a result of trauma and we are able to manage most of these successfully. In addition, the practice is unusual in being able to manage many spinal surgical cases as this is usually the province of referral centres some distance away. We often collaborate with physiotherapy and hydrotherapy units in the area to assist in the post-operative recovery of our patients.
Occasionally an injury or condition occurs which cannot be treated at the practice. Using our extensive range of contacts, we will refer these patients on to a specialist clinic where any required procedures can be safely carried out. Examples of these would include cases requiring MRI or CT imaging. We would normally recommend referral if Joint replacement surgery is advisable.