Orthopaedic surgery refers to any surgery related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as:
- Cruciate ligament repair
- Dislocating patella (knee cap)
- Fracture (broken bone) repair
- Amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer
Animals are admitted at 8.30am on the day of surgery and if not staying overnight, will be ready to go home with you between 3.30 and 6.00pm. Peter will advise you on the day of surgery however if he prefers your pet to stay in hospital overnight for additional care and monitoring.
Complicated orthopaedic cases will be referred to a team of specialist orthopaedic surgeons here in Canberra.