Orthopaedic - a short film by Oakhill

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With both in-house and visiting certified surgeons, we can offer a wide range of orthopaedic surgeries at Oakhill. As a relatively small practice in the heart of The Lake District, we are uniquely placed to offer a gold-standard surgical referral service, without the significant costs of running a multi-disciplinary referral hospital.

We are passionate that these highly skilled procedures should be accessible to the majority of pet owners. Our aim is to make referral procedures affordable; our ‘All Inclusive’ prices are typically 20-40% below the national average (price comparison April 2020). Rest assured though, our affordability by no means compromises our service. As well as everything you would expect of a referral service, we are proud to support British industry and use N2 British sourced and manufactured surgical implants.

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We strive to ensure our orthopaedic surgeries are ‘all inclusive’ and so INCLUDE the following:

  • Prehabilitation consultation in our state-of-the-art Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC)
  • Pre-anaesthetic blood screen
  • Hospitalisation (up to two nights total in the 24-hour pre/post-op period)
  • Intravenous fluids during the anaesthetic and surgery
  • General Anaesthesia / Sedation
  • Surgery (including implants)
  • Post-operative analgesia (for up to three weeks)
  • 24-hour post-operative laser / ice therapy / physiotherapy
  • Week one post-operative rehabilitation consultation and rehabilitation plan (in the ARC)

Please note: while we do our utmost to include costs for all circumstances, our prices do not include unexpected post-operative complications such as (but not limited to) late meniscal injury, requiring exploration of joint (for cruciate disease), self-trauma to the surgical site, post-operative wound infection and post-operative fracture complications. And/or, any matters arising from non-compliance with post-operative advice.