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Cornell Ruffian Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pigott performing an arthroscopy

All Ruffian Services

Our orthopedic surgeons treat all forms of equine trauma, OCD, and lameness. Our faculty are leaders in the field of arthroscopy, fracture repair and performance horse injury. The group expertly handles postoperative rehabilitation and works with referring veterinarians and licensed veterinary rehabilitation centers to help optimize and expedite return to function.

A partial list of orthopedic surgical procedures performed includes:

  • Fracture repair
  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroscopy (any joint with chip fractures, OCD, articular fracture repair, sepsis or cartilage trauma)
  • Tenoscopy (any tendon sheath or bursa, soft tissue damage, sepsis, adhesion breakdown, annular ligament and check ligament desmotomy)
  • Stem cell cartilage resurfacing (cartilage damage, subchondral bone cyst)
  • Transcyst screw placement (subchondral bone cyst)

A before x-ray image of a horse's joint before screws are insertedAn after x-ray of a horse's joint when screws have been inserted

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