AO VET NA Surgical Approaches to Long Bones

Learn fracture management approaches to the four main long bones of the dog (with canine anatomical specimens), Jan 10-11 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Description

    In this two-day course, participants will learn fracture management approaches to the four main long bones of the dog. Pre-course modules will be used to refresh anatomic knowledge. Lectures will present principles of preparing an orthopedic patient, hemostasis and tissue handling, fracture reduction, suture selection, and closure techniques. Multiple cadaver exercises will be performed to practice the approaches and closures.

    Learning will be delivered through

    • Lectures
    • Case-based discussions
    • Hands-on cadaver labs with a 5:1 participant-to-faculty ratio
  • Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
    Comprehend the role of soft tissue dissection and tissue handling in the prevention of complications
    Discuss approach options that can be used to expose long bones for the purpose of fracture repair
    Perform standard approaches to the diaphysis of the humerus, radius, femur and tibia in dogs
    Use proper reduction techniques following a surgical approach to long bones
    Minimize soft tissue damage when performing orthopedic surgery
    Select adequate sutures for the purpose of wound closure, including size, type and needle characteristics

  • Who should attend

    Practicing veterinarians, residents, interns, and students with an interest in small animal orthopedic surgery.

  • Location, time, and tuition


    • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

    Date and time

    • January 10-11, 2022


    • Resident: USD $1,300.00
    • Attending: USD $1,700.00

Course Chairs

Simon Roe, BVSc, PhD, DACVS

Simon Roe, BVSc, PhD, DACVS

North Carolina State University

Laurent Guiot, DVM, DACVS, DECVS

Laurent Guiot, DVM, DACVS, DECVS

ACCESS Orthopedics


  • Cara Blake, DVM, DACVS, CCRT
  • Kenneth Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR (Evaluator)
  • William Karlin, DVM, MS, DACVS
  • Katja Lin, DVM, DACVS
  • Susan Schaefer, MS, DVM, DACVS

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