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Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue surgery

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Coast Mountain Veterinary Services has a special interest in orthopaedic and lameness cases.

In addition to his veterinary degree, Dr. Lane has spent hundreds of hours pursuing post-doctoral education in orthopaedic surgery, veterinary chiropractic,acupuncture, and rehabilitation medicine. He believes in combining the strengths of both western and eastern medicine to approach problems from multiple perspectives to offer multiple treatment options.

Pre-surgical Screening and Anesthetic Monitoring

Our Anesthetic Monitor

At Coast Mountain Veterinary Services we put a great emphasis on assessing the health of animals prior to surgery and monitoring them throughout the whole process. Pre-surgical screening can include examinations, blood-work and ultrasound. Pre-surgical blood analyzing is important as it will help determine the potential risk for your animal being put under anesthetic gas and allows us to determine the proper course for fluid therapy and pain medication. We offer all of these tests and use similar monitoring devices that you would find in a human hospital.

 

One of our Intravenous(IV) Fluid Pumps

Veterinary Orthopaedics Repair

A cat or dog’s broken leg needs several things in order to heal. The bone itself needs to be immobilized so that healing tissue can bridge the fracture gap. The smaller the fracture gap, the faster the broken leg will heal.

The decision about how to best repair a cat or dog broken leg depends on many factors – the age and weight of the patient, the type and location of the fracture, the existence of other injuries etc. etc.

In most cases, the best results are achieved through veterinary orthopedic surgical repair, with the patient returning to normal activity in eight to twelve weeks time.

For more information on the Orthopaedics offered at Coast Mountain Veterinary Services in conjunction with Dr. Lane, please visit his website article on this topic here: Points East West Veterinary Services

Canine Cruciate Ligament Repair

A small percentage of canine cruciate patients can be successfully treated non-surgically (see below). Whether or not non-surgical options will work depends on the size and fitness of the patient as well as the severity and underlying reason for the cruciate ligament tear.

There are multiple ways to repair the knee, and great controversy over which procedure is best. Despite the fact that surgeons often have strong opinions favouring a specific procedure, multiple studies have shown that there is no difference in long term outcomes for the most commonly performed procedures.

It is important for owners to educate themselves about the pro’s and con’s of each procedure, and to discuss them with their veterinarian before deciding which surgery is best for their pet.

For more specific information on the cruciate related surgeries offered at Coast Mountain Veterinary Services in conjunction with Dr. Lane, please visit his website article on this topic here: Points East West Veterinary Services