Arthroscopy

Keyhole telescopic joint surgery is known as arthroscopy. It is widely accepted in human orthopaedics as the least invasive style of surgery to treat a range of internal joint problems without the requirement for more invasive open surgery (arthrotomy). The wound is much shorter and dogs cannot lick and chew at the incision. Joint infection and inflammation are far less frequent after this style of surgery. Patients recover faster and use the operated leg well within days due to a reduction in pain.

Arthroscopy of the knee allows:

  • early diagnosis of partial cruciate ligament tears
  • confirmation of a suspected examination diagnosis
  • removal of diseased ligamentous tissue
  • examination of meniscal cartilages inside the joint
  • removal of torn portions of damaged cartilage
  • identification of OCD lesions, infection
  • removal of mobile loose bodies