Practical hind limb surgery - the hip

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Surgical anatomy of the hip joint
  • How to perform a cranio-lateral approach to the hip
  • Surgical techniques for stabilising the hip joint
  • Femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty

About this course

Are you confident you can deal with the traumatic hip luxations?  Would you like to refine your technique for a femoral head and neck excision?

This course is an introduction / refresher for the general practitioner wishing to improve their techniques for hip surgery. The theory will be covered in the morning, and the afternoon session will be spent practicing the surgical techniques on cadaver dogs under the guidance of faculty instructors. The course will discuss management of traumatic hip luxation and some of the more frequent techniques used to stabilise the hip joint. The various techniques for stabilisation of traumatic hip luxations and salvage procedures (femoral head and neck excision) for chronic luxation will be discussed.

Why do this course?
This course is ideal for the beginner orthopaedic surgeon who wishes to build their confidence in decision making and management of traumatic hip luxations.

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 hind limb surgery - the stifle course (taking place on Tuesday 15th May) there is a discounted fee (£625 for one course, £1200



David Sajik, BVetMed MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS 
Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics 
Royal Veterinary College 

Elvin Kulendra, BVetMed MVetMed CertVDI DipECVS FHEA MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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