Vets Course

Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery


21 Mar 2023 - 22 Mar 2023

This two-day practical course is designed to provide a solid grounding in how to deal with common orthopaedic problems and build confidence in surgical approaches and techniques. The combination of lectures and practical sessions will revise relevant surgical anatomy to enable delegates to undertake, with confidence, the surgical management of common articular problems. These will include femoral head and neck arthroplasty, surgery for osteochondrosis, lateral retinacular suture placement for the cruciate deficient stifle, and techniques to correct medial patellar luxation.

Basic fracture planning will be described and the correct use of wire, screws and plates will be undertaken.

Previous experience is not essential and the emphasis will be on gaining confidence to perform routine orthopaedic procedures in the dog. 

Digital course notes, refreshments and lunch, will be provided.

Key features of this programme:

Relevant surgical anatomy and the sympathetic handling of tissues
Key surgical approaches to bones and joints
Fracture planning
Fracture repair using pins, plates, cerclage and tension band wires
The correct use of screws as lag, position and plate screws
Cranial cruciate ligament disease and patellar luxation
Hip and elbow dysplasia

Venue: Swindon
Date: 21 Mar 2023 - 22 Mar 2023

Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery

21 Mar 2023 - 22 Mar 2023
Other available dates
Day 1: 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Day 2: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
12 CPD Hours
2 Days


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