Which is better for a locking stifle? My vet said my guy has locking stifles :( I can choose between injecting with steroids and fenestration.
Fenestration is described as:
"the vet stabs into the stifle area with a small scalpel to create scar tissue to develop. It does not cut through the stifle ligament, it just makes small cuts in it. After two weeks off, you start working your horse again and inflammation will occur and the ligament will develop scar tissue and tighten. This is done while the horse is standing and sedated. No stitches and only minor bleeding. The horse goes home right away. The risks are very low with this method and you do not have to worry about arthritis. It is low invasive and safe." from another user on another Forum.
Which would be a better option?