Basic Equine Arthroscopy, August 18-19, 2021


RACE approved CE Hours: 12.0

Course Description for Vets: Presented by Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, David Frisbie, Chris Kawcak and Laurie Goodrich, the course teaches the basic principles of equine arthroscopy in the carpus and dorsal fetlock joint including instrumentation and basic techniques, diagnostic arthroscopy of the carpus, fetlock, and tarsocrural joints, arthroscopic surgery of the carpus for osteochondral chip fragment removal and arthroscopic surgery of the dorsal compartment of the fetlock joint for proximal P1 chips, villonodular synovitis and OCD. The course consists of lectures and video demonstration along with three hands-on labs. During the participants performing arthroscopic surgery using video under supervision of the instructors.

Combination Basic and Advanced Arthroscopy: $2595 until June 19, 2021, $3150 after June 19

Resident price available upon request: contact Geri Baker: for more information

Day 1
7:30- 8:00 am – Breakfast and Welcome
8:00- 8:50 am – Instrumentation – Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
8:50- 9:15 am – Basic Arthroscopic Techniques and Diagnostic Arthroscopy- Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
9:15- 10:30 am – Arthroscopic Surgery of the Carpus- Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
10:30- 10:45 am – Break
10:45- 12:45 pm – Laboratory 1: Arthroscopic Surgery of the Carpus
12:45- 1:15 pm – Lunch
1:15- 2:45 pm – Arthroscopic Surgery of the Fetlock Joint- Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00- 5:00 pm Laboratory 2: Arthroscopic Surgery of the Fetlock Joint

Day 2
7:30- 8:00 am – Breakfast
8:00- 9:30 am – Arthroscopic Surgery of the Tarsocrural Joint- Dr. Wayne McIlwraith
9:30- 10:00 am – Approaches to the Plantar Pouch of the Tarsocrural Joint- Dr. Chris Kawcak
10:00- 10:15 am – Break
10:15- 12:15 pm – Laboratory 3: Arthroscopic Surgery of the Tarsocrural Joint

**To be immediately followed by Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery course

Wayne McIlwraith
Wayne McIlwraith
BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, DSc, Dip ACVS, Dip ACVSMR, University Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Director of Orthopaedic Research Center Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McIlwraith is the pioneer of equine arthroscopy, is the senior author of Diagnostic & Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse and is a major contributor to clinical and research orthopaedics.

David Frisbie
David Frisbie
DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Dip ACVSMR, Professor of Equine Surgery at Colorado State University, has published extensively including several novel techniques in equine orthopaedics.

Chris Kawcak

DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Dip AVCSMR, Professor of Orthopaedics. Dr. Kawcak was an early author of follow up studies in arthroscopic surgery and is one of a team of researchers working to find ways to prevent catastrophic injuries in equine athletes.

Laurie Goodrich

DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Associate Professor of Lameness and Orthopaedic Surgery at Colorado State University. Dr. Goodrich has utilized mesenchymal stem cells and platelet rich plasma to improve cartilage repair.

Brad Nelson

DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Assistant Professor of Lameness and Orthopaedic Surgery at Colorado State University. Dr. Nelson has an interest in imaging for early diagnosis with focus on contrast computer tomography.

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