David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP
Patellar luxations—especially medial patellar luxations (MPL)—are common and result from a developmental orthopedic disease in small- and large-breed dogs. Underlying skeletal abnormalities will typically lead to an MPL, so providing axial alignment of the extensor apparatus is paramount. Join veterinary orthopedic surgical specialists and focus on the causes, pathology, and treatment of patellar luxation in dogs as well as the postoperative patient care. In this hands-on interactive course, you will review and practice the approach to the stifle joint and these patellar luxation repair techniques:
- Block recession trochleoplasty
- Wedge recession trochleoplasty
- Tibial tuberosity transposition with K-wire fixation and tension band fixation
- Capsular imbrication and release
Participants may find it helpful to review pertinent anatomy and orthopedic instrumentation before attending this course.
Date: Saturday, December 9
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Open to: Veterinarians
CE Credit: 4 hours
Clinical Techniques Course registration is nontransferable. Fetch reserves the right to cancel any Clinical Techniques Course by November 1, 2017. If the course is canceled by Fetch, registrants will be notified and the Clinical Techniques Course paid fee will be credited or refunded. All cancellations of a Clinical Techniques Course by the registrant must be submitted in writing for a credit or refund, minus a $50 processing fee, by November 1, 2017. No request for refunds or changes will be accepted after November 1, 2017.