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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our Minimally Invasive Surgeons

John V. DeBiasio

DVM, DACVIM

Rebecca Wolf

VMD, DACVS-SA

MVA’s arthroscopy services provide a level of minimally invasive care that has typically only been available to humans. Arthroscopy provides excellent magnified visualization of the joint surfaces through a large range of motion, which enhances the ability to diagnose and treat a multitude of intra-articular pathologies. Arthroscopy has become the gold standard for diagnosing and treating intra-articular disease, and we are excited to be offering this service to our small animal patients.

We offer diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopic procedures for all joints. Arthroscopic procedures may be performed in patients as small as cats and toy breed dogs all the way up to giant breed dogs.

Some of the common conditions that can be diagnosed and treated arthroscopically include:

  • Osteochondrosis (OCD) of the shoulder, elbow, stifle and hock
  • Elbow dysplasia – including medial coronoid fragmentation (FCP), traumatic FCP (jump down syndrome), ununited anconeal process (UAP), OCD, end stage osteoarthritis.
  • Medial shoulder instability (rotator cuff injury), biceps tendon injuries, glenoid fractures, OCD, end stage osteoarthritis
  • Cruciate ligament disease of the stifle for confirmation of suspected early partial tears, debridement of the torn cruciate and meniscal injuries as indicated prior to stabilization using an extracapsular repair or tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), latent meniscal injuries

Read about arthroscopy in our newsletter by Dr. Rebecca Wolf.