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 luxations in dogs, as well as on 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 brand 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, 2017
- Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
- Cost: $520
- Open to: Veterinarians
- CE Credit: 4 hours
Clinical Techniques Course registration is nontransferable. 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.