The orthopedic surgery includes the surgical techniques on bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. It plays a significant role in trauma surgery. The Veterinary Clinic Stuttgart is prepared to provide intensive care even to patients after serious emergencies both day and night .
The surgeons of the Veterinary Clinic Stuttgart apply modern operating methods. Plate osteosynthesis is used more seldom. This traditional operating method has given way to effective and less-invasive biological techniques, so-called external fixators.
Various so-called fixators enable a stable and dynamic treatment of fractures – especially in case of open, contaminated and infected fractures – without needing to open the skin . As a rule, animals tolerate fixators without problems, and the affected limbs are in place already after several days. Another advantage is that the appliances can be quickly removed using light anesthesia and without any cuts.
Special fixators are used for the correction of malpositions. At the Veterinary Clinic Stuttgart such corrective operations can be performed successfully. After the division of wrongfully healed bones, a so-called ring fixator is installed in such a way that through daily screwing of the so-called motor of the fixator, the bone is slowly rotated to the correct position.
At the Veterinary Clinic Stuttgart artificial hip joints have been successfully implanted since 1995. Patients with desperate painful joint diseases (hip joint dysplasia), which medication currently does not have a sufficient effect on, can receive effective help: the joint protheses at the hip joint in human and veterinary medicine have been a routine operation for decades.
The artificial hip joint is the method of choice for dogs in all weight classes with painful, degenerated hip joints. The implantation of an artificial hip joint in the hands of an experiences surgeon is internationally regarded as the most secure and the best-developed operating method for the hip joint.
Thanks to the complete biomechanical transmission of force by the artificial joint, the other limbs are relieved. Therefore, also in cases of bilateral painful hip joint arthrosis, often only one side of the severe lameness needs to undergo operation. The quality of life that is achieved after the implantation of an artificial hip joint cannot even roughly be achieved using any other technique.
At the Veterinary Clinic Stuttgart we can offer hip protheses for dogs and cats in all weight classes. Comprehensive investigations prove that the functional results are far superior to other operating techniques, like, for example, operative removal and removal of the painful femoral head (femoral head osteoctomy) without replacement.