Memphis Veterinary Minimally Invasive Surgery
What is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, three joints are most frequently examined with this instrument: the knee, shoulder and elbow. Some of the most frequent conditions amenable to arthroscopic examination and treatment in dogs are:
- OCD (Osteochondrosis/Osteochondtritis Dissecans) of the knee, shoulder, elbow
- Elbow Dsyplasia: OCD, UAP (Ununited Anconeal Process) and FCP (Fragmented Coroniod Process)
What is Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopic procedures allow for a non-invasive evaluation of several organs, including the liver, extrahepatic biliary system, pancreas, kidneys, spleen, bowel, and genitourinary tract. Biopsy procedures of these organs with minimal risk can be performed in most patients.