Stifle Extracapsular CrCL Repair, MPL and Meniscal Treatment for Veterinary Technicians – May 7-9, 2021
May 7 - May 9
RACE Approved: 20.0 Hours
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. The 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 lecture and case review, 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
Course Description for Technicians: Open to veterinary technicians to 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.
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