Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Our surgical staff provides state of the art knowledge,
We offer a complete array or arthroscopic equipment including two arthroscopic towers and three arthroscopic endoscopes which will be selected based on the specific needs of each case. The surgeons at Chaparral VMC stay current on the latest approaches to arthroscopic, tenoscopic, and bursoscopic surgical interventions. Several joint resurfacing techniques can also be provided including osteochondral grafting with regenerative therapies, cartilage pinning, and bone grafting.
Equine arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive and highly effective procedure used in veterinary medicine to diagnose and treat joint-related issues in horses. During arthroscopy, a small, specialized camera called an arthroscope is inserted into the joint through small incisions, allowing surgeons to visualize the interior of the joint in real-time. This advanced surgical technique is commonly leveraged for conditions such as joint inflammation, bone fragments, cartilage injuries, and ligament or tendon problems. Equine arthroscopy and tenoscopy offer several advantages, including reduced postoperative pain, quicker recovery times, and minimal scarring. The precise visualization provided by the arthroscope enables our veterinarians to address specific joint abnormalities with greater accuracy. Equine arthroscopy has become a cornerstone in the orthopedic care of horses, contributing significantly to improved diagnostics and enhanced treatment outcomes for joint-related issues, ultimately promoting the overall health and performance of the equine patient.
Soft Tissue Surgery
An array of soft tissue surgery is performed daily at Chaparral VMC. This includes but is not limited to colic and other abdominal surgeries as well as reproductive, ophthalmic, podiatric, and oncologic surgery. We are fully staffed on an emergency basis to offer efficient and comprehensive care to your horse.