Moving On With Orthopaedics 3-4th June 2023
Date: Monday 3rd July, 2023 - Tuesday 4th July, 2023
Start time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
This two-day practical course will look at the theory, decision making process and execution of fracture repair. The techniques taught are achievable in a well-appointed practice situation by a well-informed veterinarian, and this course aims to give confidence to those with a basic orthopaedic surgery understanding, or any who wish to start to build their strengths with fracture repair.
With a large proportion of the course taking place in cadaver based wet-lab sessions, delegates will cover fracture repair using pins and wires, external skeletal fixators, as well as plates and screws. They will gain a clear understanding of fracture biomechanics and healing as well knowledge of how to apply this information when deciding on what measures to use to counteract these forces and hence optimise the healing process.
Plates and screws are an ever-developing area of fracture fixation, with standard plates being slowly replaced with locking or fixed angle constructs. The concepts of these will be explained, including a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages. ESF construction will also be covered, including the more advanced use of these frames.
Importantly following the practical sessions, we will review and consider our repairs, discussing the good points and weaknesses of each, to anticipate possible complications and learn for future reference.
Topics to be covered include:
Methods commonly available to treat fractures
Simple ESF construction
More advanced use of ESF
Practical session on ESF construction with application of a frame to fractured bones
Plates and screws to repair common long bone fractures of the dog (minor variations for cats)
Practical application of plates and screws, pins and wires
Anticipating possible complications and how to avoid them
** ‘Moving on with Orthopaedics’ follows on from our ‘Introduction to Orthopaedics’ course and will progress delegates to the next stage in orthopaedic surgery. Please note this course can also be attended by those who did not attend the preceding course but already have a basic understanding of orthopaedics. **
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