Arthroscopy for Veterinary Orthopedics

West Suburban's Dr. Gary Thompson is a Board Certified Specialist in Canine and Feline Practice whose areas of professional interest include orthopedics and minimally-invasive surgery.  

Our entire staff understands that the decision to allow your beloved pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Have you been referred to West Suburban Animal Hospital for arthroscopy? Please don’t forget to read the Referral Policy and bring these important things to your consultation:

  • Any recent radiographs or blood work from your family veterinarian
  • Any current medications your pet is taking
  • A completed Referral Form

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What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique used to visualize, diagnose and treat intra-articular (inside a joint) problems. It is a minimally-invasive procedure and allows for a more thorough, as well as magnified, inspection of the joint. Diagnoses can be made that would otherwise be missed by the naked eye.

Once a diagnosis is made, many conditions can be treated arthroscopically, including:

  • Elbow dysplasia
  • OCD of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle
  • Craniate cruciate ligament repairs
  • Septic arthritis (joint injection)

By avoiding open surgery, post-operative discomfort is minimized, recovery is significantly quicker, and hospitalization time is shorter.

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