Practical Management Of Ligament Injuries In The Horse - Prof Roger Smith - (Recording)
Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
A practical diagnostic approach to suspensory ligament disease, especially hindlimb proximal suspensory desmitis. Ultrasonographic features of suspensory ligament disease - proximal, body and branch. Treatment strategies for suspensory ligament disease. Diagnosis and management of accessory ligament desmitis (forelimb and hindlimb). Diagnosis and management of distal sesamoidean ligament desmitis. Diagnosis and management of the common collateral ligament desmitides - eg distal interphalangeal, fetlock, and hock joints.
Who is it for?
Equine vets, Farriers
Roger is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, running a specialist orthopaedic service within the RVC and directing research into equine tendon disease. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1987 and, after two years in practice, returned to the RVC where he was gained his PhD for research into the extracellular matrix of equine tendon. He has held the professorship since 2003. Rogers main area of research is understanding the mechanisms of tendon ageing. Other areas include the epidemiology of tendon disease in the horse, the development of a serological assay for tendonitis and stem cell therapy for tendons.
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