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Sunday, August 13 • 11:35am - 12:25pm
Canine arthroscopy: Is it worth the effort?

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A discussion of the value of arthroscopy in assessing and treating canine joint diseases.
Arthroscopy is now well established for the investigation and treatment of many joint conditions in dogs.  A wide range of scoping equipment options are now available to the practitioner with improvements in optics and digital technology allowing exceptional image quality to be obtained.   This lecture will review the techniques and advances in canine arthroscopic treatment for joint disease of the shoulder, elbow, stifle, hock and hip. It will cover the relevant equipment required to perform arthroscopy and review the procedures and value of arthroscopy for assessment and treatment of common joint disorder of the dog. A closer examination of the advantages of arthroscopy relative to other options for joint surgery will be had with consideration to the available literature. With increasing numbers of veterinarians performing stifle arthroscopy as part of the management for cranial cruciate ligament disease, focus will be given to the stifle and the role of arthroscopy in evaluating the cruciate ligament and in assessing the medial meniscus. 

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Stephen Fearnside

Director, Surgical Specialist and Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Veterinarian, Small Animal Specialist Hospital
Dr Stephen Fearnside graduated from The University of Sydney with first class honours in 1995. After working in rural practice for a few years, he completed a surgical internship at The Northern Sydney Veterinary Specialist Centre, followed in 2000, by a Small Animal Surgery Residency... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 11:35am - 12:25pm AEST
Room 6