ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY


VRC’s team of veterinary specialists have performed thousands of procedures and offer a multitude of advanced procedures to enhance or save the life of your pet.
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ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY Services

Location

340 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA
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Our Team

  • Michaela Gruenheid, DVM, MS

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  • Kelsey Cappelle, VMD, Practice Limited to Surgery

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Arthroscopic Surgery

OVERVIEW
VRC takes pride in offering concerned pet owners the most up-to-date technologies available for the assessment and treatment of your dog or cat. When it comes to arthroscopic (joint-related) surgeries, our veterinary surgeons believe in using minimally invasive tools and techniques such as tiny scope cameras that can be inserted via incisions of less than a quarter-inch to look inside of your pet’s joint. The images taken by these cameras can then be magnified in order to diagnose a problem quickly and accurately. These small incisions reduce your pet’s recovery time post-surgery, while also causing the least amount of scarring, pain, and overall risk to your pet’s health. Arthroscopic procedures are usually outpatient surgeries, or involve a simple overnight stay, so that your dog or cat can be back at home as quickly as possible to recover where they’re most comfortable.

SPECIALTIES

Arthroscopic surgery allows VRC’s veterinarians to see a bigger and more detailed picture of what’s going on inside your pet’s joint. Sometimes, joint problems are too small to be seen without an enlarged image to review. Our minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical procedures can be applied to a variety of concerns, such as:

  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Fragmented medial coronoid disease
  • Diagnosis of torn cranial cruciate ligaments
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Removal of osteochondral fragments
  • Treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) in shoulders, elbows, and knees

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