RACE Approved: 20.0 hours
Do you have difficulty approaching or reducing long bone fractures? Are you interested in learning simple techniques designed for the general practitioner to repair the most commonly fractures seen in dogs and cats? This laboratory is the one for you! We will teach reliable techniques and give valuable practical tips useful in repairing simple and more challenging comminuted fractures of long bones.
New implant designs have made fracture repair much more simple and affordable. Additionally, post-operative management of patients has also been simplified and complications are rare if the principles of fracture repair are followed.
This course familiarizes participants with fracture repair techniques through lecture and clinical case presentations. Following lecture and case review, participants will repair fractures on plastic bone models and cadavers. Post-operative radiographs will be taken to evaluate the participant’s repair technique.
Veterinarians may register here.
Dr. Don Hulse
Dr. Don Hulse graduated from Texas A&M in 1970 and completed his surgical training at Kansas State University in 1973. Commencing in 1970 and continuing until his appointment as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A&M University in 1984, Dr.Hulse served as a clinician in general practice and as a Staff Surgeon at Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University. Hulse successfully fulfilled the requirements for admission into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1977. He is a recognized leader in veterinary orthopedics and is frequently an invited speaker at National and International Veterinary conferences. Hulse has developed techniques commonly used for treatment of bone and joint disorders in dogs and is a co-author of Small Animal Arthroscopy. Hulse’s clinical research interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for joint disorders and for fracture treatment.
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Refund and Cancellation Policy
Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
If a course is canceled for any reason, we are not responsible for any charges related to travel.
Refunds are available for cancellations made 60 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.