As you can imagine, we are sent a huge number of radiographs of stifles to evaluate. Some good, some not so good! Radiographs are the most valuable and straightforward imaging tool to evaluate the stifle. To diagnose likely cruciate disease radiographically, we are looking for evidence of effusion and osteoarthritis in the form of peri-articular […]

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Surgeons do like their toys and the Surgeon on Site team are no exception! This week I was lucky enough to have had a new Sonicision cordless harmonic scalpel device on trial https://www.medtronic.com/covidien/en-gb/products/ultrasonic-dissection/sonicision-curved-jaw-ultrasonic-dissection-system.html#. Harmonic scalpels work by using ultrasonic energy to cut and coagulate the tissue. This device is unique in that it is battery-powered […]

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This is the first of what I hope will become a collection of occasional posts with clinical tips/techniques based on cases we have seen. This week we were asked to see a young Springer Spaniel puppy that had injured its foot. There are a number of ways to treat metacarpal/metatarsal fractures, including conservative management with […]

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We are already galloping into 2018 (at the time of writing we’ve already done 15 procedures this month) but I thought it might be interesting to share some facts and figures about our 2017 here at Surgeon on Site. At the beginning of 2017 I decided to commit myself 100% to the mobile surgical service. […]

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