Toy Breed and Cat Orthopedics, September 24-26, 2021


Race Approved: 20.5 hours

Course Description:

Toy breed dogs and cats have unique fractures and orthopedic conditions. In addition, implants systems must be modified to use in these small patients. This course will address fractures of the radius/ulna tibia and femur in toy breed dogs and cats. Participants will learn to make sounds decisions, develop a surgical plan for fracture repair and how to approach and stabilize the fracture. Implants systems appropriate for these small patients will be discussed. The course will also address hip and hip problems and patellar luxation in toy breed dogs and cats. Lastly, the course will address recommended postoperative management of these patients.

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Toy Breeds and Cat Orthopedics

September 24-26, 2021


Day 1 – Fracture Repair

7:30 am           Breakfast

8:00 am           Welcome and Introduction

8:05 am           Implants Used in Toy Breeds and Cats

8:35 am           Decision Making in Fracture Repair – Direct or Indirect Reduction  

9:00 am           Radius and Ulna Fractures

9:30 am           Break

9:45 am           Laboratory 1: Distal Radius Fracture – (plastic bone)

10:45 am         Laboratory 2: Distal Radius Fracture – Right Radius

12:00 pm        Lunch

1:00 pm          Laboratory 3: Distal Radius Fracture – Left Radius

2:00 pm          Laboratory 4: Comminuted Radius Diaphyseal Fracture – Cat

3:30 pm          Break

3:45 pm          Tibial Fractures          

4:15 pm          Laboratory 5: Comminuted Tibial Diaphyseal Fracture- (plastic bone)

5:00 pm          End of Day


Day 2 – Fracture Repair

7:30 am           Breakfast

8:00 am           Radiographic Review Day 1

9:00 am           Break

9:15 am           Laboratory 6: Comminuted Tibial Diaphyseal Fracture- Cat

11:15 am         Femur Fractures

12:00 pm        Lunch

1:00 pm          Laboratory 7: Comminuted Femur Diaphyseal Fracture – (plastic bone)

2:30 pm          Break

2:45 pm          Laboratory 8: Comminuted Femur Diaphyseal Fracture- Dog

5:00 pm          End of Day


Day 3 – Hip and Knee

7:30 am           Breakfast

8:00 am           Radiographic Review Day 2

8:45 am           MPL in Toy Breeds and Cats

9:15 am           FHO in Toy Breeds and Cats

9:35 am           Laboratory 9: MPL/FHO- Dog

10:40 am         Laboratory 10: MPL/FHO- Cat

11:45 am         Discussion

12:00 pm        End of Course

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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 35 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.

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