Intermediate Fracture Management Forelimb (Day One)

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About the course

Course Objectives:
▪ Bone grafting and the synthetic alternatives to cancellous grafts
▪ Understanding the regional anatomy of, and applying it to, the surgical approaches to the humerus and radius
▪ Understanding the biomechanics of implant systems used in the treatment
of fractures of the humerus and radius and ulna
▪ Decision making in the selection of implant systems
▪ Treating complications associated with forelimb fracture repair
▪ Practical application of implant systems to the humerus and radius
in the wet lab using PAX and traditional compression plates

We start the morning by discussing the methods used to stimulate bone healing. This is followed by a session examining the decision making process that influences our choice of approach and implant system. We will examine our approach to clinical cases, starting with our pre-operative evaluation, and look at the factors that could influence our post-operative management, fracture healing and complications.
We conclude the morning session with approaches to specific fractures of the
radius/ulna and humerus, and case studies.
Delegates are invited to bring their own cases for discussion in this segment.The wet lab practical session will include surgical approaches to humeral shaft, condylar fractures and distal radial fractures particularly in toy breeds.

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