Corrective Osteotomies for Patellar Luxation

Nicosia - 16-17/04/2021

Corrective Osteotomies for Patellar Luxation

Course Requirements

KYON PGR Training is appropriate for veterinary surgeons with well-rounded orthopedic experience, knowledgeable in fracture plating, corrective osteotomies and/or TPLO/TTA techniques. Complications are minimal, usually related to technical errors, and easily avoided with comprehensive instruction and modest practice. Your OR and hospital should be suitable for orthopedic surgery, including joint replacement.

Some surgeons/clinics will have more preparation to do than others. KYON and Improve International Cyprus is happy to discuss your specific circumstances and chart a path.

Essential for managing the full spectrum of patellar luxation

PGR is a promising advancement for the care of canine patello-femoral degenerative joint disease. Conventional treatments remain effective for patients with grade 1 – 2 patella luxation. For more complex scenarios, those combining multiple deformities or subsequent to trauma, the PGR has proven extremely effective.

The surgical technique is deceptively simple, but it requires that surgeons make a thorough evaluation of the entire hind limb. The PGR Course is available as a wet and dry lab course. The course contain lectures on background, planning, surgical technique, clinical experience and complications. The Wet lab version of the course includes surgical planning; each attendee performs a PGR, and participates in a lab review discussion.


Day 1
8:30-9:00Welcome and IntroductionESF
9:00-9:30Whats new in diagnosing patella luxation?ESF
9:30-10:00Definitions, terminology and introduction to CORALV
10:00-10:30Radiographic evaluation and measurement for femur and tibia deformities associated with patellar luxationESF
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:00Lab 1: Radiographic measurements of normal and abnormal Tibia and FemurALL
12:00-12:30Treatment of patellar luxation- tips and tricksESF
12:30-13:00Corrective osteotomies of the femur and tibia in medial patella luxation, IndicationsLV
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-14:30Distal femoral osteotomy - surgical techniqueESF
14:30-16:00Lab 2: Distal femoral osteotomy and closing wedge (dry lab on plastic bones or wet lab)ALL
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-17:00Proximal tibial osteotomy- surgical techniqueLV
17:00-18:30Lab 3: Proximal tibial osteotomy and closing wedge (dry lab on plastic bones or wet lab)ALL
Day 2
9:00-10:00Evaluations of radiographs from Day 1ESF, LV
10:00-10:30Complications in treatment of patella luxationESF
10:30-11:00Indications for PGR vs TrochleoplastyLV
11:00-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-11:50Implant design and Instrumentation for PGRKYON
11:50-12:10Surgical planning for PGRESF
12:10-12:30Surgical TechniqueLV
12:30-13:00Clinical experience and results of PGRLV
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-14:45Lab 4: PGR on plastic boneALL
14:45-16:00Lab 5: PGR on cadaversALL
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-17:30Evaluations of radiographs , Closing remarksESF, LV

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Refundable pre-booking: 130€ *
Register before 16/03/2021
Payment in full: 1,170€ *

Register after 16/03/2021
Payment in full: 1,370€ *
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