Michael Taylor, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
Canine arthroscopy provides better picture for diagnosing joint, orthopedic problems
Arthroscopy used for diagnosis and treatment is the standard of care in man and the horse. Canine arthroscopy has lagged in use. Reasons for this include technical difficulties, cost and perception on behalf of the veterinarian that open arthrotomies are as good. A Japanese surgeon, Dr. Takgi, is credited with early efforts in diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy.