Stifle Extracapsular CrCL Repair, MPL and Meniscal Treatment – May 7-9, 2021


Introduction from Dr. Brian Beale

RACE Approved: 20.0 hours
Course Description
Cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency and medial patellar luxations are common orthopedic problem in dogs and cats. Successful treatment of these conditions requires accurate diagnosis and assessment. This course will provide up-to-date information on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency and patellar luxation. Lectures and labs will emphasize techniques that can readily be performed in practice. Participants will learn how to differentiate partial versus complete tears of the CrCL. This course will include sections on stifle extracapsular repair, treatment of meniscal tears and meniscal release and treatment of MPL using the latest technology and surgical technique.

Participants will also learn how to treat CrCL in patients having concomitant MPL. Following the lectures and case reviews, participants will perform all these different techniques on cadavers and plastic bone models. Postoperative radiographs will be taken to assess the participants repair technique. Postoperative management will also be discussed.

Veterinary technicians are welcome to register here.

Day 1

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Welcome and course objectives
8:05 a.m. – Diagnosis of CrCL disease
8:30 a.m. – Meniscal tears and treatment
9:30 a.m. – Break
9:50 a.m. – Concept of isometry site for CrCL repair
10:15 a.m. – Extracapsular CrCL repair technique
10:45 a.m. – Laboratory 1: Extracapsular CrCL repair, treatment
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Surgical approach to the stifle
1:20 p.m. – Laboratory 2: Surgical approach, extracapsular repair, meniscal treatment, cadaver
4 p.m. – Outcome with extracapsular repair
4:45 p.m. – Complications with extracapsular repair
5:30 p.m. – Conclusion

Day 2

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Review of Day 1 radiographs
8:45 a.m. – Understanding the mechanism of patellar luxation
9:15 a.m. – Break
9:30 a.m. – Important diagnostic steps for patellar luxation
10:00 a.m. – MPL repair in small breed dogs
10:45 a.m. – Laboratory: MPL repair
12 p.m. – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – Laboratory 3 (continued): MPL repair
1:30 p.m. – MPL and concurrent CrCL tears – how to handle
2 p.m. – Laboratory 4: MPL and CrCL repair
5 p.m. – Conclusion

Day 3

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – MPL repair in large breed dogs
9:00 a.m. – Laboratory 5: MPL repair in large breed dog
10:30 a.m. – MPL outcome
11 a.m. – MPL complications
11:45 a.m. – Discussion
12 p.m. – Conclusion

Caleb Hudson

Caleb Hudson


Caleb Hudson is a native of Louisiana. He attended Veterinary school at the University of Missouri. After receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007, he moved to Gainesville Florida, to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Hudson stayed at the University of Florida to complete a small animal surgery residency and a masters program. After completing his residency, Dr. Hudson spent a year as faculty at the University of Florida. In 2013, he moved to Houston, TX and joined Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, where he is currently employed as a surgeon. His special interests include: total joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery. In his free time, Dr. Hudson enjoys rock climbing and distance running.

Stephen Jones


Dr. Jones grew up outside Dublin, 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.
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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