Basic Small Animal Orthopaedics: Internal Fixation - Plates and Screws

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Basic Small Animal Orthopaedics: Internal Fixation - Plates and Screws

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, neutralisation, 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 mentioned.

Course Code

VCPDIPF

Course Date

19th September 2017

Places Available

16

Course Fee

£535.50

Course Description

Topics to be covered include:

- Screw anatomy

- Lag screws, position screws, plate screws.

- Plate anatomy

- Dynamic Compression, Neutralisation and Bridging plates.

- Principles and rules of plate and screw application

- Planning internal fixation surgery

- Potential complications, how to avoid them, and how to overcome them.

 

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the principles of internal fixation

- Understand which screw and plate techniques are applicable to which fractures.

- Learn how to apply plates and screws to bone.

- Understand the limitations of internal fixation, potential complications and how to overcome them.

 

Required Delegate Attributes:

The course is beginner level aimed at veterinary surgeons with an interest in learning internal fixation.

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