Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy, also called arthroscopic surgery, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure involving a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of an injury is performed using an arthroscope (an rigid endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision).

Our orthopaedic clinicians use arthroscopy to view the inside of the joint on a video monitor, and can diagnose and repair torn joint tissue, such as ligaments and menisci or cartilage.

Arthroscopy of the elbow joint

Arthroscopy of the elbow joint

 

Noel Fitzpatrick performing elbow arthroscopy. It is necessary to dim the lights so the surgeon can have optimum visualisation of the images produced of the inside of your dogs elbow on the theatre monitor with full definition and no glare.

Noel Fitzpatrick performing elbow arthroscopy. It is necessary to dim the lights so the surgeon can have optimum visualisation of the images produced of the inside of your dogs elbow on the theatre monitor with full definition and no glare.

Arthroscopy of the elbow joint

Arthroscopy of the elbow joint

 

Arthroscopy of the elbow joint

Arthroscopy of the elbow joint

 

Arthroscopy can be performed to evaluate or treat many orthopaedic conditions although in some cases the procedure may have to be converted to an arthrotomy (open joint surgery). The advantage over arthrotomy is that the joint does not have to be opened up fully therefore minimising trauma to connective tissues and in most cases facilitates a quicker recovery.

Our state-of-the-art Storz arthroscopy system allows us to view joints with superb magnification and clarity for diagnostic and for surgical intervention. Very delicate surgical procedures can be performed “keyhole” with minimal side-effects on the patient in terms of post-operative morbidity or pain.

Our second theatre-integrated arthroscopy system is literally mounted as an integral part of the operating theatre. This is the first Sony system installed for small animal arthroscopy in the world and the clarity of image generation and capture is unparalleled

 

 

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