AO VET NA Advanced Course—Arthroscopic-guided Repair of Equine Articular Fractures and Treatment of Subchondral Bone Cysts

Gain clinical insight and hands-on experience treating intraarticular fractures and using implants to manage subchondral cystic lesions

August 23 - September 14, 2022, online and Fort Collins, Colorado


  • Description

    This course will provide clinical insight and hands-on experience treating intraarticular fractures and using implants to manage subchondral cystic lesions. The cadaveric labs will emphasize arthroscopic approaches to needle placement and intraoperative imaging to guide proper implant placement. Postoperative computed tomography will be used so that participants may assess the accuracy of implant placement.

    This course will include three (3) online live sessions that will take place prior to the face-to-face event on September 12-14, 2022.  Attendance for these sessions is required as part of this course.

    • August 23 - 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern
    • August 30 - 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern
    • September 6 - 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Hands-on lab exercises with anatomical specimens
    • Small group discussions
    • Lectures
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Identify cases that will respond best to arthroscopically guided fracture repair
    Select best approaches for implants based on pre and intraoperative imaging guidance
    Apply a combination of imaging and arthroscopic visualization to best guide implant placement

  • Prerequisites

    The AO VET Course - Principles in Equine Fracture Management, as knowledge of basic instrumentation will be assumed.

  • Who should attend

    Practicing veterinary surgeons.


Course Chairs

Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR

Colorado State University

Laurie Goodrich, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS

Laurie Goodrich, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS

Colorado State University

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