At ChesterGates, one of our key strengths is joint replacement in dogs and cats. We offer hip, knee and elbow replacement for dogs and hip replacement for cats. Our surgeons have years of experience in performing and developing prosthetic joints for companion animals.
Joint replacement requires a high level of training and skill, as well as first-rate operating facilities and anaesthesia services. Our imaging and operating facilities were all renewed in 2017 and we have Specialist Veterinary Anaesthetists to optimise the safety of our patients during these procedures.
Joint replacement is used when other forms of management for joint pain (eg pain relief) have failed. It is important to discuss the option of joint replacement carefully with one of our surgeons and to explore the efficacy and safety of the various procedures. Like you, we want to make the best decision for your pet, and sometimes that might mean that a joint replacement is not the correct choice. So, our initial job is to inform you and guide you through the decision-making process.