ORTHOPAEDIC REFERRAL SERVICE
Heather Eastham has been working with Nigel for the last few years before his retirement, and passed her BSAVA certificate in surgery (with distinction!) in 2015. She is seeing surgical referral cases.
TPLO surgery for cruciate ligament rupture is offered at this surgery. Repair of patella luxation and arthrotomies for osteochondrosis are other regularly performed surgeries. Internal and external fixation for fracture repair can provide a challenge -as some of the following radiographs will illustrate.
Healing well and certainly good enough to be functional. Over the years bone remodelling will occur with use and the femur (thigh bone) will become more and more normal. Bones react to the pull of ligaments and muscle and weight bearing to become stronger and internal fixation (as opposed to a plaster cast) encourages early weight bearing and aids healing. This cat now walks normally