Endoscopic surgery

Authors: JEROEN DECLERCQ, DVM, ANN MARTENS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVS, LIES BOGAERT, DVM, PhD, BERNARD BOUSSAUW, DVM, Diplomate ECVS, RAMSES FORSYTH, MD and KARL JOSEF BOENING, DVM, Diplomate ECVS
Journal: Veterinary surgery

ABSTRACT Objectives—To determine clinical and arthroscopic characteristics associated with fragments in the synovial pad of the fetlock and to characterize their morphology. Study Design—Retrospective study. Animals—Warmblood horses (n=104) with fragment(s) in the synovial pad. Methods— Signalment and results of radiographic and clinical examination were collected before surgery. After arthroscopic fragment removal and joint evaluation for synovial and/or cartilage abnormalities, fragments were measured, and evaluated by histopathology.

Authors: Wallis, T.W.; Goodrich, L.R.; McIlwraith, C.W.; Frisbie, D.D.; Hendrickson, D.A.; Trotter, G.W.; Baxter, G.M.; Kawcak, C.E.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Arthroscopic injection of corticosteroids into the fibrous tissue of subchondral cystic lesions of the medial femoral condyle in horses: A retrospective study of 52 cases (2001-2006) Reasons for performing study: There are no published results of subchondral cystic lesions (SCLs) in the medial femoral condyle (MFC) treated with arthroscopic injection of corticosteroids into the lining of the cyst. Objectives: 1) To determine the success rate for treatment of SCLs in the MFC with arthroscopic injection of the fibrous tissue of the cyst with corticosteroids.

Authors: Arnold, C.E.; Chaffin, M.K.; Honnas, C.M.; Walker, M.A.; Heite, W.K.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Education

The case of a horse with a subchondral bone cyst in the lateral slope of the intermediate humeral tubercle is presented. Diagnosis was complicated by the unusual location and subsequent challenge in imaging the cyst. Endoscopic debridement resulted in a good outcome.

Authors: TATIANA VINARDELL DVM, IPSAV, FLORENT DAVID DVM, IPSAV, DES, MS, Diplomate ACVS & ECVS, SOPHIE MORISSET DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Journal: Veterinary surgery

Objective—To describe a direct arthroscopic approach to the suprapatellar pouch (SPP), its intra-articular anatomy, and report our clinical experience with SPP arthroscopy. Study Design—(1) Experimental study and (2) retrospective clinical study. Animals—(1) Cadaveric equine hind limbs (n=24; 14 horses) and (2) 5 horses. Methods—Four femoropatellar joints (FPJ) were dissected or injected with latex to document surface landmarks and topographic anatomy. (1) Arthroscopic exploration of 20 SPP (10 equine cadavers) was performed and described, followed by dissection.