TPLO Two day Masterclass

Aims

Cranial cruciate ligament failure is, arguably, the commonest cause of serious hindlimb lameness in the adult dog. Its management, over the years, has produced wide and varied techniques. Over the past 15-20 years it is the “biomechanical” techniques that have come to the fore. Although much debate continues over which of these is superior, it is generally accepted that these techniques offer better outcomes in all but the smallest of patients.

This two-day Masterclass for a maximum of ten delegates is designed to provide you with the understanding of how TPLO fits into the plethora of treatment options for the cruciate deficient stifle and how to plan and execute the procedure. The combination of lectures and practical sessions will revise relevant surgical anatomy to enable delegates to undertake with confidence the Tibial Plateau Levelling Ostetomy procedure.

In order to participate fully in this course delegates should be familiar with the application of bone plates and screws in small animal orthopaedics.

This course is kindly supported by Freelance Surgical.

Day 1:

The first day will cover the theory behind canine cruciate disease and the biomechanical basis of TPLO Surgical Planning, with access to implants and saw bone models.

Day 2:

Delegates will spend the second day working on cadavers to perfect their technique with jig, Delta plates and Locking plates. Radiographic equipment will be available to check post-operative results.

Objectives

  • A review of cruciate disease and treatment options
  • The biomechanical basis of TPLO
  • Surgical planning – appropriate radiography / measuring tibial plateau angle
  • Equipment and implants
  • Principles of Surgery – saw bone model
  • Surgical technique – cadaver surgery
  • Post-operative care
  • Complications
  • Prognosis

Summary

Comprehensive course notes, lunch and refreshments available throughout the day.

One night's Group dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation with full use of the leisure club facilities at Alexandra House Hotel included in the course price.

Available Dates

TPLO Masterclass
5 Sep 2019
6 Sep 2019
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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
Steve Butterworth

Price: £2,495.00 + 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

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