1123 Practical Stifle Surgery

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About the course

If your patient has a hind limb lameness, it’s probably the stifle! With an emphasis on hands-on teaching, this one day course will give you the confidence to start treating cranial cruciate ligament disease and medial patella luxation. We’ll discuss disease processes and how to spot that difficult diagnosis. We’ll give you an understanding of decision-making and the best post-operative care for your patients. In our hands-on practical sessions you’ll learn techniques for surgical management under direct guidance.

What you'll learn:

  • Common stifle diseases and how to diagnose them
  • Treatment options and the decision making process
  • Surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament disease and medial patella luxation
  • Post-operative care and rehabilitation of patients for the best outcome
  • Confidence to manage common complications and tips to avoid them
  • Practical: Placement of a lateral tibiofabellar suture
  • Practical: Tibial tuberosity transposition and sulcoplasty for medial patella luxation

Course Tutor: Kinley Smith MA VetMB PhD CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS

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