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Bursoscopy: overview

Synonym(s): Bursal endoscopy

Contributor(s): Bud G E Fackelman, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Bursoscopy is the commonly used term for intrathecal endoscopy of the synovial bursae.
  • These are synovial sacs placed between moving structures and points of pressure such as bony prominences. They can be congenital (develop before birth and are located in constant positions, which may be subfascial, subligamentous, submuscular, or subtendinous), or acquired bursae (formed after birth, often over osseous prominences, subcutaneous and formed by synovial metaplasia within encapsulated seromas or hematomata).
  • All bursae are amenable to arthroscopic evaluation with standard arthroscopic equipment and techniques Joint: arthroscopy - overview .

Indications

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Equipment

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Technique

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Healing

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bergren A L et al (2018) Diagnosis, treatment and outcome of cranial nuchal bursitis in 30 horses. Equine Vet J 50 (4), 465-469 PubMed.
  • Abuja G A et al (2014) The cranial nuchal bursa: anatomy, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and endoscopic approach. Equine Vet J 46 (6), 745-50 PubMed.
  • Smith M R & Wright I M (2012) Endoscopic evaluation of the navicular bursa: observations, treatment and outcome in 92 cases with identified pathology. Equine Vet J 44 (3), 339-345 PubMed.
  • García-López J M, Jenei T, Chope K & Bubeck K A (2010) Diagnosis and management of cranial and caudal nuchal bursitis in four horses. JAVMA 237 (7), 823-829 PubMed.
  • Haupt J L & Caron J P (2010) Navicular bursoscopy in the horse: a comparative study. Vet Surg 39 (6), 742-747 PubMed.
  • Smith M R, Wright I M & Smith R K (2007) Endoscopic assessment and treatment of lesions of the deep digital flexor tendon in the navicular bursae of 20 lame horses. Equine Vet J 39 (1), 18-24 PubMed.
  • Post E M, Singer E R, Clegg P D et al (2003) Retrospective study of 24 cases of septic calcaneal bursitis in the horse. Equine Vet J 35 (7), 662-668 PubMed.
  • Cruz A M, Pharr J W, Bailey J V et al (2001) Podotrochlear bursa endoscopy in the horse: a cadaver study. Vet Surg 30 (6), 539-545 PubMed.
  • Adams M N & Turner T A (1999) Endoscopy of the intertubercular bursa in horses. JAVMA 214 (2), 221-225 PubMed.
  • Wright I M et al (1999) Endoscopy of the navicular bursa: a new technique for the treatment of contaminated and septic bursae. Equine Vet J 31 (1), 5-11 PubMed.
  • Ingle-Fehr J E & Baxter G M (1998) Endoscopy of the calcaneal bursa in horses. Vet Surg 27 (6), 561-567 PubMed.


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