Click below to learn more about new surgical techniques for joint disease and tendon disease, and new methods of minimally invasive approaches developed within our program.


Arthroscopic techniques in the horse was one of the leading factors that brought treatment of joint problems into the “next century” through Dr. McIlwraith’s initial investigative efforts, as he established the early research phases within the ORC.

New Techniques



Lauren Smanik -tarsal bone screw placement

Tom o’brien, kawcak, nelson- screw to improve bone

Developing Techniques



Charlie, brad, and Laurie- RF-Probe

Scopes of work from PIs, (don’t want to talk about surgical models)