Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery

Aims

This two-day practical course is designed to provide a solid grounding in how do deal with common orthopaedic problems and build confidence in surgical approaches and techniques. The combination of lectures and practical sessions will revise relevant surgical anatomy to enable delegates to undertake with confidence the surgical management of common articular problems. These will include femoral head and neck arthroplasty, surgery for osteochondrosis, lateral retinacular suture placement for the cruciate deficient stifle, and techniques to correct medial patellar luxation.

Basic fracture planning will be described and the correct use of wire, screws and plates will undertaken.

This course is kindly supported by Veterinary Instrumentation.

Objectives

  • Relevant surgical anatomy and the sympathetic handling of tissues
  • Key surgical approaches to bones and joints
  • Fracture planning
  • Fracture repair using pins, plates, cerclage and tension band wires
  • The correct use of screws as lag, position and plate screws
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Cranial cruciate ligament disease and patellar luxation
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia

Summary

Comprehensive course notes, refreshments through the day and lunches.

Those who wish to perform routine arthrotomies of the hip and stifle, shoulder, and elbow and those who wish to commence repairing simple fractures. Previous experience is not essential and the emphasis will be on gaining confidence to perform routine orthopaedic procedures in the dog.

Available Dates

Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery
26 Nov 2019
27 Nov 2019

This course is now fully booked. For alternative dates – see below.

Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery
11 Feb 2020
12 Feb 2020
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Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Neil Burton

Price: £1,295.00 + VAT

Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery
4 Jun 2020
5 Jun 2020
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2 Day Course
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Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Hannes Bergmann

Price: £1,295.00 + VAT

Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery
3 Sep 2020
4 Sep 2020
p
2 Day Course
}
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Neil Burton

Price: £1,295.00 + VAT

Introduction to Orthopaedic Surgery
3 Nov 2020
4 Nov 2020
p
2 Day Course
}
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Hannes Bergmann

Price: £1,295.00 + VAT

Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

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What do our customers think of our training?

Raymond Fitzpatrick is a self-employed locum studying for our PgC in Small Animal Surgery (SAS) between 2018 and 2020.  He shares his experience so far: Embarking on Improve’s two-year Small Animal Surgery programme was my second attempt at earning a PgC in surgery. I’d previously enrolled on a one-year programme with another provider but, unfortunately, it didn’t deliver what I was hoping for, especially as it was mostly self-study. I also found the lack of learning support frustrating. I […] Read more... Raymond Fitzpatrick

Once I’d settled into a routine, I relished the new knowledge I was absorbing, as well as the practical surgery skills I was learning. The tutors were excellent and worked hard to provide a balance between the theory in lectures and developing our practical skills in the excellent practical sessions.  By the end of every module, I was confident and felt that my knowledge had increased.  Improve’s online virtual learning environment, Moodle, was very useful because of the range of tools it offers to support the learning process.  I used it to discuss topics with my fellow delegates and tutors; to receive feedback on case reports and to stay up to date with reading resources and advice from tutors. Read more... Andreas Manousoudakis

DVM MRCVS

The theory backed up by the amazing practical sessions really consolidate your knowledge base, read the notes, the textbook, watch the DVD and go ahead and book in the perineal hernia repair or the salivary gland removal instead of referring it on to someone else’s practice. I now eagerly anticipate the next surgery case walking […] Read more... Marni Miller

BVetMed GPCert(SAS) MRCVS

ABOUT IMPROVE

Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.

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