1207 Spinal Surgery

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About the course

Are you a competent surgeon who wants an introduction to the surgical procedures most commonly used in the management of canine spinal disease? This course will guide you through the indications for surgery and the other options for management of these often challenging patients. We'll discuss the surgical management of intervertebral disc disease in detail. Includes extensive hands-on practical wetlab sessions with direct guidance from the course tutors.

What you'll learn:

  • How to perform a clinical examination of the disc disease patient
  • How to diagnose intervertebral disc disease
  • Decision-making principles and medical options- make the right choice
  • Surgical approaches and techniques and where they're indicated
  • Complications of investigative and surgical techniques and how to avoid them
  • Extensive hands-on practical sessions allow you to practise the standard hemilaminectomy, modified hemilaminectomy and ventral slot techniques under guidance from our expert and approachable tutors

Course Tutors:

Simon Platt BVM&S DipECVN DipACVIM MRCVS

Laurent Garosi DVM DipECVN MRCVS

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