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Arthroscopy utilizes a small, highly magnified camera (arthroscope) placed through a key-hole incision to allow for minimally invasive evaluation and treatment of conditions of the joints. At CARE, we are excited to offer the very latest technology at our surgeons’ fingertips. The Arthrex SynergyHD3 System (Make this a highlight link) is revolutionizing arthroscopy with its ability to estimate cartilage erosion depth, (technology that has not yet been released in human medicine) as well as instantly transmit high definition video and pictures to owners and their family veterinarian. Not only is CARE the only Specialty Hospital in the Maryland-Virginia-DC area to offer this technology, we are the very first private Veterinary Specialty Hospital in the country to own this caliber of equipment. Our combination of surgical and pain management expertise, along with our advanced equipment, means many arthroscopic procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Please contact CARE to find out how we may help your pet utilizing the most advanced and minimally invasive surgery possible.

Common conditions treated with arthroscopy:


  • OCD
  • Fragmented coronoid process
  • Elbow incongruency
  • Incomplete humeral condyle ossification

Knee (stifle)

  • OCD
  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease
  • Meniscal tears


  • OCD
  • Medial shoulder instability (rotator cuff injuries)
  • Biceps tendon disease
  • Articular fractures

Ankle (Hock)

  • OCD
  • Fracture fragment removal