November 2 - 4, 2022
AO VET NA Masters Course - Principles of Deformity Correction: Thoracic Limb
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 hand-on laboratory 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 determined limb alignment to document and define any malalignment or deformity present
- Use the map of documented malalignments to develop a pre-surgical plan for correction
*Course Prerequisite(s): Attendance/completion of an AO VET Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management course is a prerequisite for the Masters level course since familiarity with instrumentation and techniques will be assumed.