Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.
|Arthroscopy||Surgical removal of the abnormal bone and cartilage by making two or more small (less than 1 cm) incisions into the joint through the use of an arthroscope (a tiny camera) and other special instruments. This procedure is performed by an ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeon. It is preferred over another type of surgery called an arthrotomy, which requires surgeons to make a large incision into the joint which results in more surgical trauma and risk.|
|Arthrotomy||Another type of surgical procedure used for removal of OCD fragments, however it is done through surgeons making a large incision into the joint, as opposed to small incisions as conducted in an arthroscopy.|