Treatment of Canine Shoulder Disorders

Treatment of choice for shoulder disorders depends on the definitive diagnosis of the specific shoulder condition.

Many problems can be treated using arthroscopy alone resulting in an excellent prognosis.

Dogs undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery have a good to excellent prognosis depending on the exact diagnosis. Dogs with joint instability and/or other tendon disorders are may develop osteoarthritis. However, the majority of dogs shoulder problems return to a full and active life style.