|OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Improves Treatment|
The Veterinary Center’s Teaching Hospital recently upgraded its small animal arthroscopic capabilities with state-of-the-art equipment from Dyonics Corporation.
This new equipment will allow small animal orthopedic surgeons to better perform minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat canine joint disorders. The nature of arthroscopy results in rapid recovery times and minimal surgical morbidity.
Conditions that lend themselves to arthroscopic diagnosis and management primarily include: fragmented medial coronoid disease; osteochondritis dissecans in the shoulder, elbow, stifle and hock; and in cranial cruciate ligament disease management. Hip joints can be evaluated for triple pelvic osteotomy candidacy by viewing the joint surfaces. Joints can be evaluated for pathology and biopsied and the arthroscope can be used as an adjunct for numerous less common joint conditions.
As an example of what arthroscopy can offer, please view this video (Watch Video) of a fragmented medial coronoid process that was not visible radiographically. The fragment was identified and removed arthroscopically.
Veterinarians may refer patients that are potential candidates for arthroscopic surgery by contacting the OSU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Small Animal Service. Drs. Mark Rochat and Jude Bordelon are excited to serve the state in this capacity. For more information, call (405) 744-6731