Revolutionizing equine joint conditions:
Arthroscopic surgery is a technique that combines specialized equipment and advanced veterinary training to give the surgeon the ability to look directly into your horse’s joints and cartilage. This surgery is far less invasive than your typical joint surgery. Very small incisions are made – one for the endoscope and one for the instrument needed to treat the area. The endoscope contains a camera, which is displayed on a large high definition monitor. This technique allows the surgeon to navigate and evaluate the joint and its cartilage to find any irritation, bone chips or areas that need to be cleaned up.
What are the advantages of arthroscopy?
The incision for this surgery is minimal which leads to:
- Less tissue trauma.
- Decreased risk of infection.
- Shortened hospital stay.
- Quicker recovery time.
Watch this video to see the removal of the bone chip pictured:
Bone chip located in right front knee of horse.
Horses are high performance athletes. Just think about it - their movement provides the ultimate combination of strength and coordination. But, what really helps a horse achieve smooth, frictionless movement?