Fitzpatrick Referrals is commited to the continuing education of owners and vets to ensure people are aware of the most up to date techniques available to treat the array of orthopaedic and neurosurgery conditions thats cats and dogs suffer from. This resource is aimed to help both referral veterinarians and owners gain an insight into the conditions we treat and the surgical techniques we deploy to correct these conditions.
The fore limbs of cats and dogs are comprised of 3 major joints - the glenohumeral (shoulder), elbow and carpus (wrist). These joints are all subject to developmental, degenerative and traumatic insults. Visit this section to gain an insight into the conditions that affect these fore limb joints and how we treat them.
The hind limbs of cats and dogs are comprised of 3 major joints - the coxofemoral (hip), stifle (knee) and hock (ankle). These joints are all subject to developmental, degenerative and traumatic insults. Visit this section to gain an insight into the conditions that affect these hindlimb joints and how we treat them.
The spine is constructed from 27 individual bones divided into 3 distinact areas - the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. This section will explain the conditions that affect the canine and feline spine and provide an insight into how we diagnose and treat some of the complex conditions that affect the spinal column.
Fitzpatrick Referrals aims to provide the highest standard of care for the traumatised patient. We treat complex fractures and soft-tissue injuries using an array of orthopaedic implants and surgical techniques. We couple these surgical interventions with advanced physiotherapy and hydrotherapy rehabilitation techniques to ensure a return to pain free function.
Limb Sparing and Limb Salvage Surgery
We offer limb-sparing and limb salvage surgery for dogs and cats that would not cope with limb amputation. Visit this section to see how the custom-made implants Fitzpatrick Referrals design and manufacture help spare and save limbs affected by bone and soft-tissue cancers as well as help salvage limbs damaged by trauma.
Developmental abnormalities or traumatic insults can results in the abnormal alignment of a patients skeletal structure as they grow. This causes an abnormal posture which leads to pain and discomfort. Visit this section to see how Fitzpatrick Referrals is helping to advance the treatment of canine and feline growth deformities.