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Fracture Surgery

Experts in Fracture surgery. Pain free commitment.

Orthopaedic team

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons, Patrick McKee & Niall Thompson, have repaired a wide variety of fracture cases. Our expertise, unique surgical approach and pain free commitment consistently results in a smooth recovery and excellent long term exercise ability.

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The damage caused...

When a dog breaks a bone, the symptoms will often be evident right away. The bone will either have broken through the skin, or it will have broken inside the body without breaking the skin; both causing a severe amount of pain. 

If your dog whines or whimpers when a specific body part is touched, that may be one clue that your pooch has sustained this significant injury. Other symptoms that your dog has broken a bone may include:

  • Swelling and bruising surrounding the affected joint

  • Difficulty moving the leg, accompanied by pain and stiffness 

  • Asymmetrical appearance (one leg looks deformed, swollen, or otherwise abnormal or out of place)

  • Bending, twisting, or shortening of the leg

How is a fracture treated?

There are a few options when it comes to repairing fractures. These options may include performing surgery to repair the bone, setting the bone, or, in extremely severe cases, amputating the limb.

The first step in repairing a fracture is taking x-rays to assess the type and extent of the fracture.

Fracture repair surgery requires a very careful and planned approach to get consistently good results, with great care taken in getting the detail of the surgery correct for each patient.

Surgical repair of fractures is commonly the most effective way to deal with broken bones in animals. Patrick and Niall apply meticulous surgical principles to every case.

How do we get great results?

Fracture Repair Testimonial

Matilda, 6yo, Domestic Shorthair - Right Hind Tibial Fracture Repair

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After

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"We found Matilda outside the house in a bad way in January 2019, and we assumed she had been hit by a car and crawled home. Ashwood Vets stayed open to allow us to get her there and she was treated as an emergency. Her injuries were severe but somehow Patrick and the team performed amazing surgery and gave her great aftercare. Five years later she's larger than life and loves jumping to play."

Sharon Smyth

Owner of Matilda the 6 year old Domestic Shorthair who at only 1 and a half years old underwent tibial fracture repair involving an external fixation kit which was removed in parts over the next 4 months of recovery as the bone healed and grew stronger.

Fracture Repair

Archie, 3yo, Poodle - Fracture repair of right radius