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The orthopedic team at ChesterGates comprises Professor John Innes, Mark Morton, Dave Thomson and Marko Stejskal. They are one of the most-experienced orthopaedic and joint-replacement teams in the country with more than 50 years of experience in orthopaedics referrals between them. We offer the following services:

Joint surgery

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy (elbow, shoulder, carpus, tarsus) and arthrotomies.
  • Arthrodesis.
  • Hip dysplasia (juvenile symphysiodesis, hip replacement).
  • Cruciate ligament surgery: TPLO, Fusion TTA, extracapsular stabilisation, cranial closing wedge ostectomy.
  • Meniscal surgery (by arthroscopy).
  • Luxations/sprains/shear injuries.

Joint replacement

  • Total hip replacement (Biomedtrix).
  • Total elbow replacement (Sirius).
  • Total knee replacement (Biomedtrix).

Fracture management

  • External skeletal fixation.
  • Application of AO/ASIF plates and screws (locking and non-locking systems).
  • Complicated healing: malunion/nonunions/corrective osteotomies.
  • Limb deformities (angular and rotational) – linear and circular fixation systems, distraction osteosynthesis.

the team

Mark Morton

Mark Morton

Clinical Lead & RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)


Marko Stejskal

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Dave Thomson

Dave Thomson

Referral Clinician in Small Animal Surgery

COVID-19 Update

Our practices are open and providing routine, urgent and emergency referral care for your patients. We continue to work safely with social distancing and a combination of telephone consultations and on-site examinations. GP vets should contact our referral centres directly for clinical advice on cases.