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Is your dog experiencing front leg lameness?

By Rebecca Wolf, VMD, DACVS-SA

Many of the orthopedic problems we diagnose in forelimbs are now treated arthroscopically, meaning smaller incisions, fewer complications, and less postoperative pain.  In the shoulder, osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) and medial shoulder instability benefit greatly from an arthroscopic approach.  In the elbow, arthroscopy is used to treat elbow dysplasia, which can include fragmented medial coronoid disease, OCD, and elbow incongruency.  If your dog has forelimb lameness, talk with your veterinarian about referral for arthroscopic treatment, and don’t forget we are here 24/7 for all your veterinary needs.

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