20 Feb 2018

Canine Cruciate Disease & Patellar Luxation

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Canine Cruciate Disease & Patellar Luxation
20 Feb 2018
1 Day Course
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
6 CPD hours
Scott Rutherford
Price: £725.00 + VAT

The start date of this course is in the past. You can no longer book the full course, but can register your interest in future dates.

Alternative Start Dates

No alternative dates at present

Canine Cruciate Disease & Patellar Luxation


This course will bring together the latest techniques enabling you to effectively treat cranial cruciate failures and patellar luxations.

The Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP) is an evolution of the TTA procedure for treatment of lameness due to cranial cruciate failure. The course is in three parts:

  1. A lecture based introduction describing the technique, a detailed review of surgical technique and clinical outcomes. Animations and video support material will be used
  2. A practical session using synthetic bone models with delegates can take home
  3. A practical session in the wet lab

RidgeStop™ is a novel surgical technique for treatment of patellar luxation. A simple, affordable alternative to sulcoplasty surgery that can be used alone, as the sole treatment for patella luxation, or as an adjunct to re-alignment operations. The course is in two parts:

  1. A lecture based overview of the pathogenesis and treatment selection in patella luxation, and a review of current surgical treatment options. This will be followed by an introduction to RidgeStop™, its application and case presentations
  2. A practical session using synthetic bone models with delegates can take home

This course is kindly sponsored by Orthomed

Orthomed have been supplying the global veterinary industry with high quality, innovative orthopaedic products for over ten years. We have a reputation for developing and manufacturing some of the industry’s leading orthopaedic products and we work alongside some of the most world renowned and experienced veterinary surgeons, biomedical engineers and material scientists to develop and manufacture industry leading products. We are highly committed to helping develop the industry and the people that work and excel in it.


  • Biomechanics and theoretical foundations of MMP
  • Case selection for MMP
  • Ability to perform the MMP procedure
  • The aims of sulcoplasty
  • Treatment selection in patella luxation
  • Complete confidence to carry out RidgeStop™ procedure


This course will bring together the latest techniques enabling you to effectively treat cranial cruciate failures and patellar luxations.


  • About MMP, theory and how to perform it
  • Outcomes, results and trials of MMP

Break for refreshments

  • Practical of MMP procedure on sawbones
  • Practical of MMP procedures in the wet lab



  • Overview of patella luxation pathophysiology and current surgical treatments
  • Aims of sulcoplasty
  • About RidgeStop™, indications and applications

Break for refreshments

  • RidgeStop™ practical on sawbones
  • Questions and answers

Comprehensive course notes, lunch and refreshments through the day. You can also take home the synthetic bone models you have worked on, with the implants.

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.

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 enrollment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.


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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