SOP™ for Fracture Repair

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About the course

The SOP™ is a locking plate system for use in veterinary orthopaedics. Locking plates are powerful and versatile implants but the mechanics and methods of application are significantly different from conventional plate systems.

The course will cover locking plate mechanics, case selection, methods of application as well as modes of failure and a review of the extensive published literature on the SOP™ system.

The benefits of SOP™:

  • Available in 3 sizes: (2.0mm, 2.7mm, 3.5mm)
  • Locks using standard cortical screws
  • Can be contoured with 6 degrees of freedom
  • No weak points

During this session we will cover:

  • Fracture repair systems - the flaws and failings
  • Locking plate technology
  • Features and biomechanics of SOP™
  • Where and how to use it
  • Half day practical session using a variety of anatomical bones
  • Publication reviews

By the end of this course delegates should understand:

  • Features of locking plates
  • Case selection and clinical application of SOP™ system
  • Technical ability to use SOP™ in a range of orthopaedic applications

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