About This Course
CORA based leveling osteotomy (CBLO) is a tibial plateau leveling procedure that combines the advantages of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) and Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA). The osteotomy is centered on the anatomic CORA of the proximal tibia, achieving alignment of the proximal anatomic axis and distal anatomic axis of the tibia. In contrast, the TPLO results in caudal shift of the proximal anatomic axis and secondary translation. The TPA/PTA angle typically lies between 88 degrees and 90 degrees following CBLO. The osteotomy is stabilized with a CBLO bone plate, locking screws and a headless compression screw. Additional advantages of the CBLO include ease of surgical planning and technique, ability to add an adjunctive intracapsular graft or extracapsular suture, excellent long term functional results, normal long term appearance of articular cartilage, rapid healing of the osteotomy (6-7 weeks), ability to perform an osteotomy technique in juvenile patients, and application in cases with excessive slope. The course will detail surgical planning, application in simulated bone and cadaver bone, management of complications, and long-term outcome.
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, DACVS, DECVS
DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR