About the course
University of Liverpool, Leahurst campus
09.00 - 09.15: Fusion Implants & Technology
09.15 - 09.30: Principles and Preparation
09.30 - 10.00: Mechanics and Planning
10.00 - 10.30: Planning
10.30 - 10.45: Coffee Break
10.45 - 11.15: Instruments and Technique - Lecture
11.15 - 11.45: Sawbones - Demo
11.45 - 13.00: Sawbones - Practical
13.00 - 13.30: Lunch
13.30 - 14.30: Wetlab - Leg 1
14.30 - 15.00: Complications and Questions
15.00 - 15.15: Coffee Break
15.15 - 16.30: Wetlab - Leg 2
16.30 - 17.00: Discussion and Close
About Fusion Implants
Fusion Implants is a company specializing in veterinary implants and associated instrumentation. The company consists of engineers, scientists, and orthopedic veterinary surgeons with extensive research experience and associated sta to implement the running of the company and to drive the ideas into products. The core manufacturing capability is based on additive layer manufacture which permits an intuitive approach to design and development. Products are manufactured based on a technology which is patent protected. Fusion Implants has been formed as a spin-o company from the University of Liverpool, which has been backed by venture capital. This technology is already used to produce hip and knee components for human use and our aim is to bring the most up-to-date technology into the veterinary market.
Our flagship product the Fusion TTA implant consists of a wedge and dynamic tension plate, both constructed from Cp-Titanium and fixed into position using an Ellis pin and titanium screw. The wedge has a novel design and is porous with characteristics which are shown to optimise bone in-growth and fixation. This porosity has an architecture which is akin to trabecular bone. However, because the manufacturing process is infinitely flexible we are able to incorporate solid sections, where appropriate, into the designs for maximum benefit. The plate is solid, and can be manipulated into the required shape, to conform with the shape of the tibia. Instrumentation has been designed and manufactured to a high standard to provide the means to carry out the surgery efficiently and
accurately. Stainless steel has been used for this purpose to give the instruments the correct hardness and provide the necessary durability for long-term service use.
Location of course is the Veterinary Training Suite, University of Liverpool (City Centre Campus)
Contact us on the email below to register your interest.