Sports Injuries and Treatment of Joint Instability for Veterinary Technicians - May 11-13, 2021


Introduction from Dr. Brian Beale

CE hours: 20.5 hours

Course Description
Joint injury and subsequent instability is a common problem in pets and athletes subjected to excessive trauma. Joint instability leads to poor function and osteoarthritis. This course will discuss diagnosis and treatment of common sports related injures including hip dislocation, collateral ligament injury, Achilles tendon injury, tarsal luxation, shoulder instability, and stifle injury. Juvenile hip dysplasia and instability will also be discussed focusing on diagnosis, decision-making and treatment using JPS.

Course Description for Veterinary Technicians
This course is open to veterinary technicians who will attend with their veterinarian enrolled in the course. Included are lectures, equipment handling and assisting in the laboratory.

Please be advised that technicians may only attend with a veterinarian who they have a working relationship with. Veterinarians may register here.

Day 1
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Welcome and introduction
8:05 – Hip instability – juvenile
8:45 a.m. – Hip dislocation
9:15 a.m. – Break
9:30 a.m. – Laboratory 1 – JPS
10 a.m. – Laboratory 2 – Hip dislocation repair
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Collateral ligament injury
1:30 p.m. – Laboratory 3 – collateral ligament repair
3 p.m. – Break
3:15 p.m. – Calcaneal tendon injury
3:45 p.m. – Laboratory 4 – Calcaneal tendon repair
5 p.m. – End of day

Day 2
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Review of Day 1 radiographs
9:00 a.m. – Shoulder lameness and instability
9:30 a.m. – Laboratory 5 – approach to shoulder – biceps release, MGHL reconstruction
11:30 a.m. – Stifle Injuries
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Stifle injuries cont
1:30 p.m. – Laboratory 6 – Stifle repair techniques (extracapsular repair, trans-articular pin, TT pin, and tension band)
3 p.m. – Break
3:15 p.m. – Tarsal plantar instability
3:40 p.m. – Laboratory 7 – Partial tarsal arthrodesis
5 p.m. – End of day

Day 3
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8 A.M. – Review of Day 2 radiographs
9 A.M. – Break
9:15 a.m. – Carpal Instability
9:45 A.M. – Laboratory 8: Partial Carpal Arthrodesis
11:20 a.m. – Injuries to the digits, metatarsals and metatarsals
11:45 a.m. – Discussion
12 p.m. – End of course

Dr. Brian Beale DVM, DACVS
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Brian Beale attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where he completed a 3-year residency in small animal surgery and joined the faculty there as an assistant professor from 1990–1992. Beale became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991 and joined Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in 1992. Brian has a special interest in arthroscopy, minimally-invasive surgery, fracture repair, joint replacement, treatment of arthritis, and pain management. Brian has many publications, including textbooks, textbook chapters and scientific articles. Brian is a passionate teacher and frequently lectures and teaches wet-labs around the world. He is a past-president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, past-president of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Foundation and active in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has been a board member for American Humane since 2017. Brian was awarded the Specialty Veterinarian of the Year Award by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association in 2010. Brian became an ACVS Founding Fellow of Minimally-Invasive Orthopedic Surgery in 2018. Brian currently is the Head of Education, Training and Research for Compassion First Pet Hospitals and board member and surgeon for Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Stephen Jones MVB, MS, Dipl. ACVS-SA

Dr. Jones grew up outside Dublin in Ireland. He attended Veterinary school at University College Dublin. After receiving his Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009, he moved to Hollywood, Florida to complete both rotating and specialty surgery internships, at the Hollywood Animal Hospital. From there, Dr. Jones moved to Gainesville Florida where he completed a combined residency in small animal surgery and master’s program at the University of Florida. After completion of his residency in 2015, Dr. Jones moved to Columbus, Ohio where he joined the joined the faculty rank as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Jones is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has written and published numerous scientific papers and abstracts and lectures all over the world. His special interests include minimally invasive fracture repair, medical and surgical treatment of joint disease, arthroscopy, and surgical management of angular limb deformities.

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Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
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