Orthopaedic Surgery

TPLO Surgery on Giant Schnauzer

Orthopaedic surgery is a relatively high-risk area of work when compared with more frequently routine surgery. It is largely structural and requires the use of heavy-duty tools. Franklin Vets has state of the art equipment and have invested heavily in this area to ensure we have the best tools available for the job.

  • Synthes Collibri II battery powered orthopaedic drill and saw. This combines a surgical drill, a pin driver and an orthopaedic saw all in one hand piece.
  • Electrocautery
  • Surgical suction
  • Dedicated positive pressure operating theatre
  • Multiparameter anaesthetic monitoring
  • DR digital radiography
  • Full in-house IDEXX laboratory system

Franklin Vets offers a range of orthopaedic treatments and surgeries for fractures, dislocations and tendon and ligament injuries.

  • Fracture repair (limbs, pelvis, jaw)

  • Shoulder/stifle/elbow OCD

  • Achilles tendon rupture

  • Cruciate ligament injury

  • Hip dislocation surgical stabilisation

  • Hock surgery including arthrodesis (joint fusion) for dislocations

  • Mandibulectomy

  • Pancarpal arthrodesis

  • Elbow dysplasia surgery for FCP and OCD

Riley post orthopaedic surgery

Your pets will receive professional care from our skilled veterinarians. Our fully trained staff will monitor your pet’s performance and comfort throughout the surgery with our state of the art equipment

Pain control is essential after orthopaedic surgery. Most of our patients are kept on infusions of painkillers while in the clinic, using combinations of drugs to keep them comfortable at all times.

Surgery price list April 2022

Call Franklin Vets on 09 238 7486 or email referralsurgery@fvs.co.nz to discuss the transfer of your patient to our clinic for assessment and treatment. We will need to see the medical record (including any relevant laboratory results and radiographs) before seeing your pet, so please ask your own vet to transfer these directly to us before your appointment.