September 21 - 23, 2023
AO VET Masters Course – Advanced Corrective Osteotomies for Front Limb Deformities
The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with the basic fundamentals of understanding how to assess the alignment of the forelimb of the dog. These principles will then be applied to a number of conditions that arise from pathologic malalignment of the forelimb, such as growth disturbances, angular limb deformation and joint incongruity. Participants will learn a variety of pre-operative assessments and operative techniques in a highly interactive environment involving lectures, workbook exercises, software-based planning sessions and hands-on laboratory experiences.y experiences.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Assess the limb alignment of the thoracic limb (both normal and abnormal) in the dog
- Utilize the normal limb alignment values to identify the location and magnitude of deformity
- Use the map of documented deformity to develop a pre-surgical plan for correction
- Perform surgical correction with internal and external fixation
*Course Prerequisite(s): This course is suitable for veterinary surgeons with previous experience in small animal orthopedic surgery. Prior recent attendance at an AO VET Principles Course in small animal fracture management and familiarity with current locking plate technology are required.