Orthopaedics

Our Orthopaedic Service investigates and treats an extensive range of orthopaedic (musculoskeletal – bone, muscle, ligament, tendon) disorders.

The Orthopaedic Service works closely with our other services to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to each patient’s care. Patients who undergo surgery at The Ralph have a focused perioperative care plan and benefit from 24/7 excellent and compassionate care provided by our dedicated and highly qualified team.

The types of surgical procedures we perform at The Ralph include:

  • Lameness diagnosis and treatment
  • Shoulder, elbow and stifle Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) treatment
  • Cruciate ligament repair (lateral tibiofabella suture, TPLO, cranial closing wedge osteotomy)
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Medial patella luxation repair
  • Proximal Abducting Ulnar osteotomy (PAUL)
  • Unicompartmental elbow replacement (CUE) (available from late 2019)
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Total hip replacement
  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease
  • Patella luxation
  • Joint arthrodesis
  • Lumbosacral disease
  • Angular limb deformity correction 
  • Arthroscopy
  • Simple and complex fractures and joint dislocation
  • Regenerative medicine

Our surgical team utilise a range of specialist surgical and non-surgical equipment to support their delivery of excellent and compassionate care. This includes, but is not limited to, advanced diagnostic imaging, minimally invasive ‘keyhole’ techniques, and intensive patient monitoring and support as needed.

Our current surgeons are Alan Danielski, Stefano Genoni, Dani Mcready and Samantha Marshall.

Our Surgery service is very happy to discuss cases with and provide advice to our colleagues in practice. Please send emails to surgery@theralph.vet.