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Masterclass in Canine Internal Fixation

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Masterclass in Canine Internal Fixation (10% online booking discount)

This highly practical two day hands-on cadaveric course will focus on internal fixation; i.e. locking and non-locking plates, intramedullary pins, K-wires and orthopaedic wire.  The course will review the principles and practice of each of these techniques.  The days will comprise of multiple surgical exercises and you will be able to choose fracture types and surgical techniques that you wish to perfect.  Uniquely, delegates will have access to post-operative radiographic facilities allowing your surgical repairs to be assessed by the course tutor.  This represents an exceptional learning experience.

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13th June 2017 – 14th June 2017

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Topics to be covered:

  • Fractures of the radius, ulna, carpus and metacarpal bones
  • Fractures of the humerus including condylar fractures
  • Fractures of the pelvis including sacroiliac luxation, ilial fracture, acetabular fracture
  • Fractures of the femur
  • Fractures of the tibia, tarsus and metatarsal bones

Learning objectives:

To develop skills and experience of fracture configurations with which the delegate has previously been either unfamiliar or no confident.

Required delegate attributes:

This course is designed for veterinary surgeons with a good general experience of orthopaedic surgery.  Delegates should understand internal fixation techniques including compression, neutral and bridging plates, lag and position screw, locking and non-locking plates.  Delegates should also be familiar with orthopaedic anatomy and standard surgical approaches to the bones and joints.

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