AO VET NA Surgical Approaches to Long Bones
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
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
- USD $
- 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