Extracapsular Stabilization for CCL Rupture & TPLO

Orange, CA Dec 4-6, 2020

Extracapsular Stabilization for CCL Rupture & TPLO


Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is the most common orthopedic disease in dogs. Rupture of the CCL leads to persistent instability, which translates into constant pain and discomfort, osteoarthritis, meniscal pathology, muscle atrophy, and compensatory changes to other limbs. Many options exist to surgically stabilize the joint to minimize long-term pain and development of osteoarthritis. During this 3-day course, students will be able to learn from a renowned veterinary orthopedic expert and practice an efficient intracapsular technique, the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), as well as additional, cutting-edge extracapsular techniques to stabilize the stifle after CCL rupture. 

Day 1 (practical) will be dedicated to the extracapsular approaches! Emphasis will be placed on the correct isometric placement of fixation points as well as meniscal decision-making. Days 2 (theoretical) and 3 (practical) will focus on the TPLO technique - pointing out the advantages, ideal case selection for the usage and how to minimize complications. This course will allow you to build up your confidence performing a variety of techniques, using VOI´s innovative implants, surgical power equipment and instrumentation!

The Extracapsular Stabilization for CCL Rupture & TPLO course pack is composed of the following short courses:

  • Extracapsular Stabilization for CCL Rupture (December 4th, 2020) [Consult]
  • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy - TPLO (December 5th & 6th, 2020) [Consult]

Who should attend?

Veterinary surgeons with a degree of experience in performing regular orthopedic surgeries that want to learn new techniques or improve their skills and confidence when performing stifle joint stabilizing surgical procedures.


Extracapsular Stabilization for CCL Rupture - Day 1

  • Causes and predisposition
  • Ideal approach to the stifle joint
  • Partial meniscectomy and meniscal release
  • Extracapsular surgical procedure utilizing quasi-isometric points
  • How to minimize complications
  • Optimal postoperative patient care

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) - Days 2 and 3

  • The theory of how and why TPLO works
  • Case selection
  • The implants and instruments used for TPLO
  • The TPLO surgical procedure including ticks and tips to make as safe and repeatable as possible
  • Post-operative radiographs; assessment and critique
  • How to minimise complications

Participants may find it helpful to review pertinent anatomy and orthopedic instrumentation before attending this course.


Price includes course notes and all lectures and Practical sessions.

In the practical sessions, delegates will be working on cadavers to practice the surgical techniques in groups of 2 delegates.

Coffee breaks and lunch are included on both days.

Before and after the course delegates will have access to the Improve International moodle platform. In this platform, a number of resources can be available that range from course notes, videos, webinars, etc, depending on the course. Also pre and post-course assessments and exercises will be available.

Each short course offered in this promotional pack is organized independently so please note that confirmation, changes or cancellation of one of the short courses may not affect the other.

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Course Details

Orange, CA

  Date:
Dec 4-6, 2020


p Type:
3 Days Course

d Category:
Orthopedic Surgery

} Schedule:
09:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Course Price:
Refundable pre-booking: $0

$3,300 (60 days or more)

$3,550 (less than 60 days)

Dates available on first come first served basis. Please note we advise all delegates not to book time off work / make travel arrangements until their dates have been confirmed with the Programme tutor. This will only happen once your place on the course has been confirmed.

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