Arthroscopy can be an extremely challenging procedure to learn. Therefore, we at VOSM are among the few who can successfully use arthroscopy to both diagnoseand treat conditions in small animals. There are no limits on size, joint, age, or species when performing arthroscopies.
Dr. Canapp received extensive training in arthroscopy during his residency at the University of Florida and is currently performing arthroscopic procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the shoulder, elbow, stifle, and hock.
Arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder include:
Arthroscopic procedures of the elbow include:
Arthroscopy of the knee (stifle) include:
Arthroscopy of the hock is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of OCD.
Pets are typically hospitalized for one day following surgery. Post-op care includesphysical therapy, treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for two (2) weeks and joint protective agents, such as glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, for life.