Making a Real Difference to OA Cases - New Perspectives on an "Old" Disease

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A seven-part series with Professor Stuart Carmichael BVMS MVM DSAO FRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery, RCVS Diplomate in Orthopaedics.

There are many new developments changing our understanding of OA as a disease and the opportunities for managing it.  Far from being the incurable end-stage problem, which was viewed as an unavoidable consequence of ageing, it is now regarded as a dynamic multi-tissue disease that can be managed successfully.

The importance of OA as a significant and enduring source of chronic pain in the canine population has stimulated interest and created new challenges aimed at finding solutions to deal with that pain.  New understanding of the pathology offers insights and possibilities to not only reduce pain but to also alter the pathological progress of the disease.

This series offers the chance to consider traditional management methods alongside new ideas and solutions for the problem. Discussion about implementing a new way to improve arthritis management at the practice level is also included.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the pathology inside and outside the joint
  • Choosing treatment options based on specific disease targets
  • New options for treatment
  • Making multimodal management work
  • Measuring success and sharing this with clients.


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