Visualizing Joints During Surgery


Arthroscopic surgery in horses is commonly performed to remove abnormal pieces of cartilage, called osteochondral (OC) fragments, from the surface of joints. Visualization through an arthroscope is typically aided by distending the joint with sterile fluid. In certain joints (such as the fetlock), fluid distention is often insufficient for visualization.

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