Advanced Veterinary offers arthroscopy services for pet animals who are suffering from joint injuries and diseases. Our state-of-the-art clinic has the tools and skills to help your pet recover from a joint condition that has been negatively affecting his/her quality of life. We can diagnose and treat a range of common joint conditions as effectively and painlessly as possible.
What is Arthroscopy Surgery in Veterinary Medicine?
In veterinary medicine, arthroscopy surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for diagnosing and treating common joint conditions in pet animals, mostly in dogs. It is associated with a more rapid recovery, fewer postoperative complications, and less postoperative pain.
This highly effective procedure involves inserting a camera (arthroscope) into a small incision made over or close to the joint, and using the camera to examine the joint and remove any problematic tissues, such as torn menisci and bone fragments.
Our orthopedic veterinary surgeons are trained and qualified to perform arthroscopic surgery on pet animals. Before surgery, they will give your pet the right amount of general anesthesia to make him/her comfortable and at ease throughout the procedure.
After surgery, we will walk you through the important things that you need to do in order to give your pet a smooth, speedy recovery. We will teach you how to keep your dog’s incision site clean and safe, and how to look for signs and symptoms of an infection.
Common Joint Conditions in Pet Animals
Joint conditions can cause damage to the bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage of animals, bringing down their quality of life. Here are some of the most common joint diseases and injuries in pet animals:
- Osteochondrosis of the shoulder, elbow, stifle (knee), hock, (ankle) or tarsus
- Acute and chronic synovitis
- Bone fracture or avulsion
- Elbow dysplasia
- Cruciate ligament tear
- Bicep tear/tendonitis
- Hip dysplasia
Advanced Veterinary can diagnose and treat many joint conditions using arthroscopy. Some of our most common procedures include working on the joint diseases and injuries mentioned above.
The Advantages of Arthroscopy
Since arthroscopy surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, it has quite a few advantages over other available treatment options. Here are some of the advantages of arthroscopy:
- Due to the detailed visuals offered by the arthroscope that is inserted inside the joint, orthopedic vets are able to diagnose and treat conditions more accurately and effectively.
- The arthroscope can access areas of the joint that traditional open surgical methods cannot.
- Due to the small size of the incisions, arthroscopy is a much less painful and bloody procedure compared to other treatments.
- Surgery time and recovery time are generally shorter and have fewer complications.
Contact us for a consultation
Your pet deserves to live an active, happy and healthy life. So if your pet is suffering from some type of joint dysfunction, contact us so we can get the problem sorted out.
To schedule a consultation or learn more about arthroscopic surgery, give us a call or fill up the form on our website.