Arthroscopy, Bursoscopy & Tenoscopy
These minimally invasive procedures allow visualization of synovial structures from within.
Aside of being used to remove OCD and chip fractures, these procedures are simply the gold standard to view cartilage as well as tendinous injuries or adhesions.
Depending on discipline and use of an equine athlete, injuries in any particular structure happen more or less commonly. CESH offers minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries for nearly any synovial structure of the body: From the more common big joints (such as hocks and stifles) to the rarer tendon sheaths, our team is experienced and trained on a high volume caseload to address any questions or concerns regarding your horse.
Also, arthroscopy is used to visualize the joint surface during fracture repair. In these cases, the camera is used to ensure adequate reduction of the fracture and prevents inaccuracies in joint surface reconstruction that even a fluoroscope or X-ray may miss from the outside. Also, the camera helps in removing debris that may have arisen given the nature of the trauma associated with these injuries.
The view from within the joint is also important to judge the general degree of joint disease that may occur in the healing process as none of these injuries is the “same” for any individual patient.
Please contact us with any specific questions on your case. Our team is more than happy to consult with you and share experiences before making any surgical decision.