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Traumatology

Our trauma service at Especies Veterinarios, based in Valencia, is dedicated to the study and treatment of injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

The work of our specialists extends far beyond the field of traumatic injuries; it also includes the study of natural or acquired injuries in their preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative and research aspects that affect the movement of animals.

The most common pathologies are:

• Bone fractures.
• Osteoarthritis.
• Arthritis.
• Hip dysplasia.
• Sprains.
• Dislocations.
• Tendonitis.
• Fibrillar breaks.

 

Conservative treatments are based on:

• Bloodless reductions.
• Soft bandages (compression, tapings, Velpeau, Gillchrist, Robert-Jones).
• Splinting.
• Soft or skeletal tractions.

The most common traumatological surgeries for dogs and cats are for treating fractures. This is because their most typical injuries are caused by being run over or falling from heights. Also, a very frequent injury in dogs is the rupture of the cruciate ligament in the knee.

Depending on the type of injury and the bone or joint that is affected: shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, etc., we apply different techniques to solve the problem. Using plates, screws, fixators, needles or minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy.