Hip & Stifle 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.
'I have attended this workshop on 2 occasions and will attend it again in the future. It is useful to hone skills and benchmark current practice in my clinic.'- Mark Kallman.
IMPORTANT- In order to get the most of out of this workshop participants are required to bring an equipment kit to use in the wet lab, for a full list of requirements please click on “Equipment Requirements” below.
Failure to bring these instruments will impact your ability to take part in the practical component of the workshop.
- Participants will appreciate and understand the common surgical techniques employed for the hip and stifle in general practice.
- Participants will have practised common surgical procedures in the hip joint.
- Participants will have practised common surgical procedures in the stifle joint.
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 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 scissors
- 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.
You can also purchase the digital version of the DVD here.
Limited places remaining
|Member type||Early bird||Full rate|
|Non-member / eMember||N/A||$1718|