David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP
Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is the most common orthopedic disease in dogs. CCL rupture leads to persistent joint instability, which results in persistent pain and discomfort, osteoarthritis, meniscal pathology, muscle atrophy and compensatory changes in other limbs. Many options exist to surgically stabilize the joint to minimize long-term pain and development of osteoarthritis. Come learn from veterinary orthopedic experts and practice extracapsular techniques to stabilize the stifle after CCL rupture. You will review and discuss all aspects of cruciate ligament injury including:
- Causes and predisposition
- Ideal approach to the stifle joint
- Partial meniscectomy and meniscal release
- Suture and crimping technique
- Bone anchor and braided suture technique
- Optimal postoperative patient care
Participants may find it helpful to review pertinent anatomy and orthopedic instrumentation before attending this course.
- Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
- Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Cost: $495
- Open to: Veterinarians
- CE Credit: 4 hours
How to Register for a Clinical Techniques Course
Clinical Technique Courses are open to all Fetch veterinarians and technician attendees as indicated in the description. They require a separate registration fee, which is listed in the description. Clinical Techniques Course participation requires at least a one-day Fetch Virginia Beach registration in addition to the course fee. All participants must sign and return a liability release form.