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: Sunday, May 21, 2017
- Time: 1:00 – 5:00 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.