Our veterinarians and our qualified and experienced anaesthetic nurses have a strong background performing all surgeries needed for your four-legged friend, from soft tissue procedures to orthopaedic surgeries.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Soft tissue surgery is the medical term used for surgery that does not involve the bones or joints of an animal and can take many different forms depending on the purpose of the procedure.
Types of soft tissue procedures performed at Ringwood East Vetcare include:
Orthopaedic surgery involves surgery required on an animal’s bones and joints, or related structures within the body.
Often pets can fracture their bone due to trauma, either from a fall or a car accident, where the joint and ligament can also be impacted. Congenital issues may also lead to surgical correction, such as with limb deformities, which can impact on the animal’s quality of life later on.
When a bone fracture is suspected, further investigation is required to determine the extent of the injury, which can then allow us to formulate the best course of action for your pet. Firstly, diagnostic radiographs can be taken to determine the extent and nature of the fracture, which then allows us select a repair option. The options for repair of fractures may involve splinting, pinning, using screws, plates, cerclage wiring around the bones, or external fixation. Depending on the type of fracture present, a combination of these techniques may be used.
The most common ligament injury which can lead to surgical correction is cruciate ligament rupture. During the consultation, the vet will examine your pet and radiographs are usually required to confirm the diagnosis whilst your pet is under sedation, depending on their temperament. This will also allow your pet to be examined whilst their body is completely relaxed. Repair involves stabilising the joint involved and removing any torn or damaged tissues, so as to prevent future complications.
At Ringwood East Vetcare & Animal Hospital we give you all the information owners require and a written estimate for any procedure your pet may need. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on surgical procedures your pet is in need of.