About This Course
Do you ever have difficulty approaching or reducing long bone fractures? Many courses teach the principles of fracture repair using plastic bone exercise only. This course will also use plastic bones to teach methods of fracture stabilization, but cadaver exercises will also be used to show you how to perform the perfect surgical approach, tips on successful fracture reduction and repair simple and challenging comminuted fractures using simple and reliable techniques. In addition, postoperative radiographs will be taken to assess the participant’s repair technique, a powerful and important learning tool. Participants will have the opportunity to repair fractures using traditional plates, locking plates, lag screws, pin and tension band and headless compression screws. Locking plates and screws (also known as internal fixator) simplify treatment of long bone fractures in small animals. This implant system is easy to use, great for the general practitioner and affordable. The internal fixator shares the convenience of the external fixator without the hassles of postoperative management. During this course participants will familiarize with the implant system through lecture and clinical case presentations. Following lecture and case review, participants will repair fractures on cadavers and plastic bone models. Postoperative management will also be discussed. Postoperative radiographs will be taken to assess the participant’s repair technique. This course is appropriate for specialists, residents, interns and general practitioners with an interest in improving their orthopedic knowledge and skills.
Coffee and snacks are provided throughout the day.
Lunch provided on full-day courses.
Dinners to go – We’ve found that at the end of a long course day participants are looking forward to returning to their hotel to relax. We realize that our preferred lodging partner doesn’t have a restaurant on site or located close to the hotel. To help make things easier for you we will provide a hot meal, at the end of each full course day, with to go containers so you can bring it back to the hotel with you. On the last day of the course we will provide something a little easier to transport for those heading to the airport. This will not apply to those courses that end midafternoon – only those that end at noon or 5:00PM.
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DVM, MS, DACVS