Abrasion arthroplasty may form an effective treatment option for lateral coronoid disease in dogs.
Needle arthroscopy is an appropriate technique for diagnosis and assessment of lesions of developmental elbow disease
The use of a shoulder distraction device might improve the outcomes of shoulder arthroscopy.
Arthroscopic evaluation of the coxofemoral joint prior to DPO can allow detection of joint pathology that might not be appreciated by using traditional radiographic screening criteria.
The device significantly improved the surgeon's performance without surgical assistance.
These results should prompt surgeons to reconsider systematic antibiotherapy after TPLO and justify additional studies to determine whether dogs predisposed to infection could benefit from such an approach.