Basic Screws and Plates - Internal Fixation

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About the course

This course is an introduction to internal fixation, with a focus on plates and screws. The implants will be introduced with an emphasis on how they work and why, as well as an introduction to the associated instrumentation. The principles of internal fixation will be covered, and how to ensure these rules are followed. Specifically, lag and position screws, and plating techniques including compression, neutralization, and bridging will be covered. The course will also include pre-operative planning of internal fixation, potential complications, and how to overcome them. The focus will be non-locking plates, although locking plates will be discussed.
 

Speaker: Gareth Arthurs PGCertMedEd
MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DSAS (Orth)
FHEA FRCVS

 

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