AO VET NA Columbus Triple Course Event

AO VET NA's historic triple-course day in Columbus, Ohio returns on April 7, 2022

Register here for Small Animal Fracture Management, Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management with 1-Day Wet Lab, or Principles in Equine Fracture Management


Small Animal Fracture Management

April 7, 2022, Columbus, Ohio

  • Description

    The Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management course will provide participants with a basic, fundamental knowledge of bone healing and how it can be favorably influenced through internal fixation of fractures in small animals. Techniques critical to successful surgical outcomes—such as soft tissue handling and bone grafting—will be discussed along with the problems of non-unions, infections, and technical errors. The total patient is considered, from preoperative care and anesthetic management to postoperative care.

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Lectures by nationally renowned AO VET North America faculty
    • Numerous hands-on laboratory sessions with a 6:1 participant-to-faculty ratio
    • Small group discussions/firesides focusing on fracture cases
    • Interactive panel discussions
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Recognize and apply AO Principles to small animal fracture management
    Define indications for internal fixation and the criteria for implant selection
    Identify and select appropriate techniques to problems such as nonunions, infections, and technical errors that are critical for successful outcomes
    Discuss the importance of preoperative planning and other aspects of the clinical decision-making process to small animal surgery

  • Who should attend

    Veterinary residents, interns, students, and practicing veterinarians.

  • Tuition

    • USD $1,200.00 for attending surgeons
    • USD $950.00 for residents

Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management with 1-Day Wet Lab

April 7, 2022, Columbus, Ohio

  • Description

    The Small Animal Advanced Techniques course expands upon the concepts presented in the Small Animal Principles course and adds new subjects for discussion. Some of the best veterinary orthopedists in the world will present new techniques and innovative orthopedic concepts. 

    Participants will be directly engaged with faculty and have ample opportunity for questions. After completing the course, participants will be able to apply the principles and techniques they have learned to challenging small animal orthopedic cases, including fractures, nonunion, arthrodesis, orthopedic complications, and corrective osteotomies such as Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO). 

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Lectures
    • Small group discussions
    • Hands-on cadaver labs with a 3:1 participant-to-faculty ratio
    • Hands-on dry labs with a 6:1 participant-to-faculty ratio
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Integrate advances in the art and science of fracture repair into veterinary medicine, particularly as it pertains to small animals
    Apply new techniques and innovative concepts in fracture fixation to complicated cases in small animal surgical practice
    Discuss orthopedic complications for small animals, particularly canines
    Define indications for internal fixation and the criteria for implant selection
    Perform anatomic approaches to common fractures, gain adequate exposure and reduction, and successfully place implants in both plastic bone models and cadavers

  • Prerequisites

    AO VET Small Animal Principles Course, as some competence with instrumentation and techniques is assumed.

  • Who should attend

    Veterinary residents, interns and practicing veterinarians with experience in orthopedics and traumatology.

  • Tuition

    • Residents: USD $850.00 
    • Practicing surgeons: USD $1,000

Principles in Equine Fracture Management

April 7, 2022, Columbus, Ohio

  • Description

    The Principles in Equine Fracture Management course brings together the latest information and technique innovations on the internal fixation of equine fractures.

    Starting with the biologic and biomechanical properties of the internal fixation methods, the groundwork will be laid for understanding the concepts and techniques of internal fixation in equine surgery. 

    Participants are encouraged to bring digital images of HIPAA-compliant radiographs of their problem cases for discussion. Instructions regarding the format for the images will be forwarded closer to the time of the course.

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Lectures
    • Hands-on laboratory sessions with a 6:1 participant-to-faculty ratio
    • Discussions and radiographic reviews of complicated cases

     
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Recognize and apply AO Principles to equine fracture management
    Describe the biological and biomechanical properties of internal fixation methods for equine fractures
    Discuss the importance of preoperative planning and other aspects of the clinical decision-making process in equine surgery
    Identify and select the most appropriate techniques for fixation of common and complicated equine fractures for the most successful outcome

  • Who should attend

    Veterinary residents, interns, and students, as well as practicing veterinarians with an interest in improving their decision-making and treatment of fractures in large animals.
  • Tuition

    • Attending: USD $1,080.00
    • Resident: USD $850.00
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