Practical hind limb surgery - the stifle

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Surgical anatomy of the stifle joint
  • How to perform a lateral parapatellar arthrotomy of the stifle
  • How to place an extra-capsular suture for stabilisation of the cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle
  • How to perform meniscal inspection and resection
  • Corrective techniques to address patellar luxation

About this course

Stifle problems such as cruciate rupture and patellar luxation are seen daily in veterinary practice, but can seem daunting to treat. Come and develop your skills in a safe environment and feel confident to tackle these problems back in your practice.

This very practical course is aimed as an introduction/refresher for the general practitioner wishing to improve their technique for stifle surgery. It is ideal for the beginner orthopaedic surgeon. The theory relating to diagnosis, planning surgery and dealing with complications will be covered in the morning, and the afternoon session will be spent practicing surgical techniques on cadavers, with close supervision by experienced tutors. Advanced techniques such as TPLO and TTA surgery will not be taught.

Why do this course?
This highly practical course will give you the opportunity for cadaveric surgery with tuition from highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons in a small group environment.

Course details
Course format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions
Course length: One-day
Relevant to CertAVP module: Orthopaedic Surgery (C-SAS.7)

If booked with the Practical hindlimb surgery - the hip course (taking place on Wednesday 16th May) there is a discounted fee (£625 for one course, £1200 for both courses)



Matthew Pead, BVetMed PhD FHEA CertSAO MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Richard Meeson, MA VetMB MVetMed DipECVS FHEA PGCertVetEd MRCVS 
Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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