Orthopaedic - Cruciate Repair, Knees, Bones and Fractures - Free 2nd Opinions and Quotes

Bone Surgery, Cruciate Repairs and Knee Rebuilds:

Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as fracture repairs, ligament repairs and knee surgery to name a few.

Our veterinarians’ high level of experience and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform   orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require and we provide FREE second opinions if you require further advice.

At Central Vets & Pets our state of the art digital imaging suite enables perfect X-rays to be taken allowing the veterinary surgeons to assess any skeletal problems with your pet. 

We also have a dedicated orthopaedic surgeon and surgical equipment for dealing with fractures and our prices are surprisingly cheap.

Knee Orthopaedic Surgery

Central Vets & Pets offers full knee rebuild surgery for your pet.

Cruciate Injuries:

Dogs of all sizes can damage their cruciate ligaments within their knees, with the anterior cruciate (ACL) being the most common ligament to fail, either from a traumatic experience or from natural wear and tear due to walking forces passing through the angle of the knee. This ligament is also referred to as the Cranial Cruciate Ligament or CCL.

Partial or full rupture of the ACL results in initial acute lameness followed by a period of near normality, when walking, and then on going lameness that deteriorates over time to the development of severe arthritis within the knee joint. 

Diagnosis:

Diagnosis of ACL rupture is routinely undertaken at Central Vets & Pets using our digitalised radiographic suite, with knee joint manipulations done whilst your pet is undergoing a full general anaesthetic.

At the end of this procedure a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of your animals knee will be provided, with the best options available to repair the damage and have your pet walking again.

TPLO Procedure:

Central Vets & Pets has invested significantly in equipment and staff training to provide you with an experienced team of surgeons that routinely performs the TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy) operation for repairing your pets knee. 

This technique is regarded worldwide as the best option for repairing ruptured ACLs in dogs with Central Vets & Pets providing this at a realistic and affordable fixed price.

Fabella Tie or Extracapsular Ligation procedure

This procedure also successfully stabalises the knee joint after an ACL tear.  It is not as effective as the TPLO procedure but does provide a cheaper and alternative rebuild option that allows them to start walking again. 

MPL Procedure:

In some dogs, the patella or knee cap can dislocate to the inside of the knee.  This is called a medial Patella Luxation or MPL.

It often occurs in smaller breeds and can result in lameness, with the development of arthritis of the knee joint later in life.  This can be prevented by undertaking an MPL operation which are routinely undertaken at Central Vets & Pets, again at very affordable prices.