Small Animal Arthroscopy
Brian Beale, DVM, DACVS; Donald A. Hulse, DVM, DACVS; Kurt S. Schulz, DVM, MS, DACVS; Wayne O. Whitney, DVM, DACVS

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While the title suggests that the book covers small animals, the examples are all about the dog. The first chapters discuss the history of the procedure and instrumentation. Getting into the surgical aspects of the topic, the shoulder joint is first, followed by the elbow, the carpal joint, the hip joint, the stifle, and the tarsal joint. Case studies follow that.

The book is direct and to-the-point. There is less in the way of case work-up, because apparently the reader would be beyond this point if he or she were preparing for the procedure. There are brief paragraphs addressing history and signalment, but surgery is the main thrust of this book.

The illustrations, radiographs, endoscopy photos, and drawings are all excellent and descriptive. The technique of drawing over a photo greatly assists the descriptive nature of the book, as does the use of cadaver bones to illustrate points of entry. Each illustration is clear in its objective, and each adds greatly to the discussion.

The case studies are well described, and include the outcome, which is important. All films of the case are included.

All in all, I liked the book. It arrives to its selected topic more directly than many other books, which is a help for the reader who wants to get right to the point.

There is a CD-ROM included. The picture is clear and bright, and the narrative is excellent. Some of the pre-surgery picture is wobbly, most likely from a hand-held camera, but the surgery views are excellent. The viewer is walked through six surgeries: examples of each of the book chapters. The CD could have had clearer operating instructions for the computer-impaired, but someone with a little bit of computer savvy can figure out how to start the film and narrative. The views and instruction are excellent.

Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Sciences (2003).

Hardcover, 231 pages, both color and black and white photos.

ISBN: 9780721689692.


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Anesthesia/Analgesia
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Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
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Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
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Equine
Ethics
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General
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Human-Animal Bond
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Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
 
* Horse in Motion
 
You are here* Small Animal Arthroscopy
 
Equine Podiatry
 
Feline Orthopedics
 
The Equine Distal Limb
 
* Atlas Orthopedic Surg. Dog Cat
 
* Atlas Radiol. Horse 2nd Ed.
 
* Diagnos. Lame. Dog
 
* Elephant's Foot
 
* External Fixation SA
 
*Diagnosis & Mgmt. Lameness Horse
Parasitology
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Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
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Shelter Medicine
Surgery
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Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: August 17, 2005

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