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Orthopaedic Surgery


We are considered by many to be the main centre of excellence for orthopaedic surgery in the Gulf.

Dr. Ruben Arias del Rio B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S. is our senior soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeon, having a special interest in Orthopaedics and Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome reconstruction.

Together with his many years of surgical experience, and having worked with ‘The Super Vet’, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick in the U.K., Dr. Ruben has acquired unique specialist experience in orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.

Some examples of the orthopaedic work done at The Veterinary Hospital are:

Fracture fixation – from long bone fractures to complex pelvic, skull and spinal fractures. We have the latest internal and external fixation equipment. Importantly, we have the experience and knowledge how to use it.

Corrective surgery - congenital and acquired deformity reconstruction e.g.
Patella luxation
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Shoulder instability
OCD (Osteochondritis Dissecans )-shoulder, elbow, stifle and hock joints.
Angular Limb Deformity
Pelvic reconstruction
Bone grafts

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) technique for cranial cruciate ligament rupture repair.

This is one of the latest techniques in correction of this common stifle (knee) injury, using an implant to re-distribute the angle and forces acting through the stifle.