AO VET NA Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management
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
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.