Hip & Stifle Surgery Workshop
Gain confidence to save it with a scalpel.
Hindlimb lameness is a very common problem presented to the general practitioner for treatment. The majority of these cases originate from the hip and stifle joints and many of these problems respond very favourably to surgical treatment.
This workshop is designed to provide a practical refresher on the common problems and treatment for the hip and stifle joints in the dog. This will be delivered as short updates illustrated with case studies followed with a hands-on laboratory session on cadavers. The objective of the workshop is to provide the experienced practitioner with the confidence to begin extending surgical treatment options for clients, and the recent graduate with the technical skills to begin with the more common surgical procedures on the hip and stifle joints.
"Excellent workshop. Very practical. Brilliant tips and guidelines to follow for the remainder of my career."
Samantha Duigan, Bell Veterinary Services
The CVE will provide a cadaver (one per two participants), battery-powered drills, K-wires, cerclage wires, fabellotibial prosthesis, toggle pin, drill bits, fine hacksaw blades, sutures, scalpel blades and gloves.
Catering (lunch, morning and afternoon tea) and workshop notes are also provided.
We require you to bring all of the instruments listed below so that you learn with the best tools for the job and will be ready to go as soon as you return to your practice.
1. Protective clothing
2. Basic surgical kit which includes:
#3 and #4 scalpel handle
Toothed tissue forceps (Adson, Brown-Adson or Semkin)
Mayo-Hegar needle holder
Several Halsted and Kelly haemostatic forceps
3. Special orthopaedic instruments which include:
Jacob’s chuck and key
Modular osteotome set with 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm and 20mm changeable blades
Senn retractor pair
Periosteal elevator (AO style sharp square-ended 6mm wide)
Hohmann retractor (mini 8mm short tip)
Size 4 or 5 Spratt bone curettes
Pair of deep hand‑held retractors (Army-Navy
or Langenbeck with 13mm wide blade)
Flat bone rasp
This workshop is hands-on and very intensive. To help you prepare, we will send you the workshop notes in advance. To further assist with preparation for this workshop, we also recommend you purchase and watch Wing Tip’s DVD:
Surgical Approaches to the Bones & Joints of the Dog available to workshop participants at a discounted price of $55.
You can purchase this DVD at the special rate over the phone on (02) 9351 7979 or by filling out the form in the program above.
Please email us to express your interest in this course
|Member type||Early bird||Full rate|
|Non-member / eMember||N/A||$1636|
CVE workshops are suited to practitioners and graduates with 2+ years’ experience. This workshop is not open to student registrations. For any enquiries please contact the CVE on +61 2 93517979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.