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

Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform certain orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require. These may include:

  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair including referral TPLO surgery options performed in our clinic. Cruciate ligament injury or rupture is a very common condition of the stifle (knee) joint in dogs. It may happen suddenly or over a period of time and results in instability of the joint which causes pain and lameness and leads to the development of severe arthritis if not treated promptly. We offer a variaty of treatment options at Denmark Vet Hospital & Paws Surgery Services, including the TPLO or tibial plateau leveling osteotomy technique. We are pleased to be one of very few parctices in WA able to offer this treatment, which provides a much better outcome in large dogs (over 20kg) than other traditional treatment methods, or dogs with steep tibial plateau angles eg: west highland terriers.

  • Fracture (broken bone) repair - for simple or complicated fractures. We can use a variety of internal and external fixations.

  • Amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases - this included digits, limbs or tails, sometimes can be parts of ribs and jaws.

  • Hip toggle repair - we use the latest procedure to repair a discloated hip with an artificial ligament inserted into the hip joint. 

  • Patella luxation - this is where we correct a luxating/slipping knee cap (patella). Sometimes a tibial crest transplantation may be required as well. Both knees can be done at the same time if needed but this will be discussed and determined on an individual basis.

  • Ununited anconeal process - removal of bone in the elbow that has not fused as it should, causing lameness in young dogs.

Our digital radiography enables us to obtain clear x-rays of your pet's limbs, allowing us to assess the best option for your pet.

All our orthopeadic surgeries will be discussed in detail with each owner prior to surgery.

All our surgeries and chemotherapy are done on an individual basis and will be discussed and analysed for each animal. 

Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions - we are happy to help.

A growth plate fracture in a young cat