Small Animal Arthroscopy


  • Brian Beale, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Surgeon, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Donald Hulse, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Orthopedic Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Kurt Schulz, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA
  • Wayne Whitney, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Surgeon, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX

This comprehensive text presents basic and advanced techniques for small animal general arthroscopy that can be applied to practice. It features clear discussions of relevant topics, including instrumentation, prep of the patient, portal placement, arthroscopic technique, diagnostic procedures, and operative arthroscopy. Over 275 color photographs bring the subject to life, with an atlas-like approach that showcases both normal and abnormal conditions in arthroscopic anatomy. The text also offers full discussions of how to arthroscopically diagnose and treat orthopedic disorders of the shoulder, elbow, carpus, hip, stifle and tarsus, while the accompanying CD-ROM provides video demonstrations with descriptive voice-over explanations of these arthroscopic procedures. A chapter on arthroscopic case studies presents examples of clinical cases to help clarify procedures and possible complications.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-8969-2

Table of Contents

1. History of Arthroscopy
2. Equipment and Instrumentation
3. Shoulder Arthroscopy
4. Elbow Arthroscopy
5. Carpal Arthroscopy
6. Hip Arthroscopy
7. Stifle Arthroscopy
8. Tarsal Arthroscopy
9. Arhtroscopy Case Studies
10. Medical Management of Osteoarthritis