What does “Orthopaedics” cover?
Problems involving bones and joints. This might be repairing fractured bones or caring for a patient with arthritic hips. Some of the more common conditions we see are:
- Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture (Read more)
- Hip Dysplasia (Read More)
- Elbow Dysplasia (Read More)
- Luxating Patella (Read More)
- Neck and Back Problems
- Arthritic Joints.
Can these problems be treated locally?
The surgery department is led by Peter Haworth BVetMed Cert SAS. His ability in this field is encapsulated by the initials Cert SAS, which stand for Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. It sounds simple enough, but is in fact one of the most demanding and difficult postgraduate qualifications to achieve, and therefore truly reflects an exceptional ability in this field. He is ably supported by the other vets and a very experienced team of qualified veterinary nurses, who provide a level of expertise in anaesthesia and post operative care that enable complex surgical procedures to be done at the hospital. We have also taken referral surgeries of this level from the other Channel Islands.
The bespoke, modern operating facilities that include a positive pressurised, air conditioned operating theatre (when doors open, air movement is always outwards, preventing air borne microbes from coming in), and contamination control mats at the entrance, are also integral to facilitating major surgical procedures to be performed safely.
Arthroscopy is a service now offered by New Era.
When should I consider referral to a UK specialist?
Some problems, for example certain spinal conditions, require an MRI or CT scan for accurate diagnosis.
Joint replacement surgery is best done at a centre where they are performing this surgery regularly.