What is a meniscus release?
In this video interview with dvm360, Dr Philippa Pavia discusses what the meniscus release entails and why this technique can be viewed as controversial.
During the recent 2021 New York Vet Show in New York, New York, Philippa Pavia, VMD, DACVS-SA, disclosed to dvm360® when a meniscus release can be used as part of a treatment plan for an orthopedic patient, plus why this procedure can be considered controversial.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Philippa Pavia, VMD, DACVS-SA: Some surgeons—and again this is very much individual preference—if they go into a knee and the meniscus isn't torn yet they will actually cut a little band which is the attachment of that cartilage pad to the femur... and by cutting it, it allows the meniscus to move a little better.