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Orthopaedics

The AMCR can offer a wide range of investigations and treatments for orthopaedic conditions in canine and feline patients.

  • Lameness assessment using clinical examination, radiography, contrast arthrography, joint fluid analysis etc.
  • Patellar luxation treatment using block recession sulcoplasty and tibial crest transposition
  • Cruciate surgery using tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
  • Fracture fixation using AO/ASIF, locking implants and external fixation
  • Correction of angular limb deformities and limb lengthening using IMEX circular and hybrid fixators
  • Arthroscopic examination and surgery (e.g. elbow dysplasia, shoulder injuries)
  • Total Hip Replacement – using Biomedtrix cemented THR implants.
  • Surgery and chemotherapy for bone neoplasia.

 

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Neurosurgery

Diagnostic and treatment options for neurosurgery cases at the AMCR include the following:

  • Myelography – less expensive than CT/MRI and still useful for the diagnosis of cervical and thoracolumbar disc disease. Available any day of the week.
  • CT and MRI – advanced non-invasive imaging. CT is particularly suitable for imaging elbow dysplasia and fracture cases. MRI is indicated for all lesions affecting the spinal cord, particularly lumbosacral disease and spinal neoplasia. Both are available every other week.
  • EMG – minimally invasive diagnosis of neuromuscular disease.
  • Ventral slot surgery for cervical disc extrusions/protrusions
  • Wobbler surgery – distraction-fusion surgery for caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy
  • Hemilaminectomy – mainly for type 1 thoracolumbar disc extrusions
  • Lateral corpectomy (i.e. a lateral slot) – for thoracolumbar type 2 disc protrusions
  • Dorsal laminectomy/discectomy/distraction-fusion for lumbosacral disease
  • Spinal fracture repair – using external fixation, SOP plates or screws/bone cement
  • Intracranial surgery – for surgical resection of space-occupying lesions in the brain and management of some cases of head trauma. Intensive care is particularly targeted on patients with brain disease.
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Soft tissue thoracic and abdominal surgery

Much abdominal and thoracic surgery is performed at the request of a physician following a medical investigation. Some procedures are suitable for small incision minimally invasive techniques, some may require more extensive approaches. Most of the surgeons may be involved depending upon the particular organ system and technique.

David Crossley and Tammy Gillian are responsible for most of the surgical interventions in these areas.

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Minimally invasive surgery

The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are more rapid wound healing, therefore quicker recovery, lower risk of wound complications and less discomfort. The technique involves the positioning of a telescope and  surgical instruments through small holes in the body wall to perform internal surgical procedures. These may include collection of tissue biopsies, lung lobe removal, ovariohysterectomy, laser surgery and many joint surgeries.

Some techniques may be guided by other forms of imaging such as ultrasonography, fluoroscopy, CT in the treatment of some vascular conditions such as intrahepatic shunts, foreign body removal, stricture dilation, stent placement and tissue biopsies.

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Dental and Orofacial surgery

Under specialist David Crossley there is a dedicated dental surgery suite allowing any dental procedures. This may include conditions involving adjacent bony and soft tissues. He also leads maxillofacial reconstruction for trauma and neoplasia and surgery of the nasal cavity and oropharynx.

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Ophthalmic surgery

There are dedicated ophthalmic examination rooms and operating theatres. Surgical procedures can be performed in all species, though some large animal investigations and treatments may be carried out at other sites.

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MANCHESTER
511 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy
Manchester M21 0UB
+44(0)1618813329
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THURNSCOE
Thurnscoe Business Park, Barrowfield Road
Rotherham S63 0BH
+44(0)1709897354