Key Features

· Over 275 full-color, digitally enhanced photographs visually walk the reader through detailed techniques, illustrating the required instrumentation, instrument care, arthroscopic technique, and arthroscopic anatomy.
· A CD-ROM features video demonstrations of arthroscopic procedures, with voice-over descriptions and explanations accompanying the video.
· A full discussion of orthopedic disorders of the shoulder, elbow, carpus, hip, stifle and tarsus includes specific characteristics of these disorders, diagnosis and treatment, and examples of clinical cases.
· No other reference addresses the topic of small animal arthroscopy with the same high-level quality of illustrations and depth of coverage.
· Illustrations are integrated within the text in each chapter, rather than grouped in plates at the end, so readers can easily refer to the images discussed.
· Each joint is presented in a separate chapter, with each chapter containing the all the important information relevant to that discussion.
· A chapter on the history of arthroscopy includes a discussion of documentation and education to highlight the benefits of arthroscopic procedures while providing a solid historical framework.
· A chapter on instrumentation demonstrates how to use and care for instruments.
· Diagnostic indications assist the reader in understanding the procedures for diagnosing conditions.
· Case studies provide clear examples of procedures and possible complications.

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


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About the authors

Brian Beale

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate ACVS, Surgeon, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX

Donald Hulse

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate ACVS, Orthopedic Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Kurt Schulz

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA

Wayne Whitney

Affiliations and Expertise

Surgeon, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX