Orthopaedic surgery

MARS surgeons are well recognised industry leaders in the field of orthopaedics.

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What is orthopaedic surgery?

Orthopaedic surgery is performed on bones, joints and supporting structures (tendons and ligaments).

GARS surgeons are well recognized, industry leaders in the field of veterinary orthopaedics with numerous publications in this field. Our hospital is superbly equipped with state of the art equipment and operating theatres.

Outstanding infection control protocols are in place to minimize the risk of surgical site infection. Our clinical service is supported by the latest technologies in diagnostic imaging. Computed tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy and digital radiography (DR) are all available on site.

Orthopaedic procedures performed by GARS

Cruciate disease

  • Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) for cranial cruciate ligament rupture
  • CORA based levelling osteotomy (CBLO)
  • Modified cranial closing wedge ostectomy (mod CCWO)
  • Extracapsular suture stabilisation for cranial cruciate ligament rupture (Fastak, nylon leader line).

Fracture repair

  • External fixation: IMEX small large and mini SK, IMEX standard and mini circular
  • Internal fixation: 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.4mm, 2.7mm and 3.5 mm plating systems with locking screws for 2.0/2.7/3.5/4.0, string of pearls (SOP) locking plates.

Joint luxation

  • Prosthetic ligament
  • Toggle pins
  • Transarticular ESF

Patella luxation surgery

  • Tibial tuberosity transposition/distalisation
  • Corrective osteotomies of the distal femur
  • Block/wedge trochleoplasty
  • Patella groove replacement


  • Partial and pan
  • Carpal and tarsal


  • Stifle
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hock

Joint resurfacing

  • CUE (elbow)
  • SynACART (elbow, shoulder, knee)
  • Patella Groove Replacement

Angular limb deformity correction


Sliding humeral osteotomy


Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (JPS) for hip dysplasia


Double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) for hip dysplasia


Joint resurfacing CUE (elbow), SynACART (elbow, shoulder, knee) and Patella Groove Replacement


Femoral head and neck excisional arthroplasty


Arthroscopy (stifle, shoulder, elbow, hock)


Total hip replacement


Our wonderful team are ready to provide the best care