Arthroscopy involves a visual examination of the interior of a joint using a samll camera which is inserted into the joint through a small incision.  Arthroscopic procedures are performed to evaluate and/or treat many orthopedic conditions.  Performing many techniques arthroscopically which traditionally needed full invasive surgical approaches keeps your pet more comfortable, speeds recovery and allows an earlier return to function.

Some commoly performed arthroscopic procedures for specific joints include:

Shoulder Joint

-Diagnosis and treatment of OCD

-Diagnosis and treatment of bicipital tenosynovitis

-Diagnosis of joint instability (medial and lateral glenohumeral ligament tears)

-Obtain biopsies for diagnosis of various forms of arthritis and neoplasia (cancer)

Elbow Joint

-Diagnosis and treatment of fragmented medial coronoid processes (FCP)

-Diagnosis and treatment of OCD

-Evaluation of cartilage integrity and joint congruency to aid in treatment of elbow dysplasia

-Aid in treatment of ununited anconeal process (UAP)

Coxofemoral (Hip) joint

-Evaluation of cartilage and joint capsule to aid in procedures such as a TPO and DPO to prevent hip dysplasia

Stifle (knee)

-Diagnosis and Treatment of OCD

-Confirm diagnosis of Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) injury

-Diagnosis of partial CCL injuries

-Diagnosis and treatment of meniscal injuries

Tarsus (Hock)

-Diagnosis and treatment of OCD