About the course
The humeral condyle is a common fracture site in juvenile and adult dogs. Certain breeds are predisposed to developing fissures in the condyle that are a point of weakness and a cause of lameness and pain. Surgical management of this condition can be associated with a high risk of complications. On this course you will gain a greater depth of understanding of this condition, and learn how to carry out optimal placement of a transcondylar implant. Specifically you’ll learn how to apply the Humeral Intracondylar Repair System (HIRS) effectively. HIRS is an implant system has designed specifically for the management of this condition, with the combined goals of maximising the chance of healing and minimising the risks of complications for your patients.
What you’ll learn:
- Current thinking on aetiopathogenesis of humeral intracondylar fissure in spaniels
- A review of your current management options
- Tips for reliable placement of a transcondylar implant
- The surgical procedure to utilise HIRS
- The design rationale for the Humeral Intracondylar Repair System (HIRS)
- A review of the clinical and imaging results of HIRS
- Extensive hands-on practical training in wet kab sessions with direct help and guidance
This course is kindly sponsored by Veterinary Instrumentation. Delegates will have the opportunity to purchase instruments on the day at a reduced rate on the course.
Ben Walton BVSc DSAS(Orth) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)