Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse

Arthroscopic surgery, developed in the horse in the 1970s, is the keyhole technique by which surgery is performed on equine joints for traumatic injury, fractures within joints, soft tissue injury, and abnormal joint development in young horses, such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD).

Arthroscopic surgery involves inserting an instrument known as an arthroscope through small stab

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