We are fortunate to have in-house practitioners who are able to offer surgical solutions for a wide range of orthopaedic needs, this team is headed by Christos Papadopoulos DVM, MSc, MRCVS.
Christos qualified from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2007. He then started a year-long internship at the same University, before gaining his Master’s degree in Small Animal Surgery in 2011, focusing on orthopaedic surgery. Christos spent 3 years working as a general practitioner in Greece, before moving to the UK in 2012, working since then in private practice. He joined Coastway Vets in 2016 accepting a variety of orthopaedic cases, including:
Canine cranial cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most common causes of hind limb lameness in the dog. Depending on the injury Christos offers two surgical techniques to help stabilise the joint affected, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement and the Lateral Suture System. During your consultation Christos will talk through the best procedure for your pet. He’ll also explain what will happen on the day of surgery and following it.
Patients will need to have a few post operative check ups culminating in an X-ray approximately 6 weeks after surgery. This is to check there are no complications developing.
Following any orthopaedic surgery, you may need to take your pet for physiotherapy. Please speak to your vet if you would like them to organise a referral for treatment.