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Traumatology 

The Montjuïc Veterinary Hospital has a trauma department dedicated to the study and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The work of our specialists extends far beyond the field of traumatic injuries; It also covers the study of congenital or acquired injuries, in their preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitation and research aspects, and that affect the musculoskeletal system from young to geriatric animals.

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The most frequent pathologies are:

  • bone fractures

  • Osteoarthritis. Arthritis.

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Sprains

  • Dislocations

  • Tendonitis

  • Fibrillary breaks.

Conservative treatments are based on:

  • Bloodless reductions

  • Soft bandages (compressive, tapings, Velpeau, Gillchrist, Robert-Jones),

  • Splinting

  • Soft or skeletal tractions.

Surgical treatments involve action on more serious situations or situations that require surgery as the only means of solution. For this purpose, the following are used: open reduction, Kirschner and Steinmann wires, osteosynthesis plates and screws, nail-plate and screw-plate devices, intramedullary nails (Küntscher, Gross-Kempf, Ender, Russ), external fixators (Hoffman, Ilizarov , monolateral), bone graft, bone cements and prostheses for joint replacements.

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