December 8 - 10, 2023
Small Animal Hybrid and Circular External Skeletal Fixation Workshop
This is an advanced course developed for veterinary surgeons, surgical residents, and practitioners with a high level of orthopedic interest and experience. With a faculty having over 30 years of orthopedic surgical experience, this 2.5-day course will cover advanced hybrid and circular external fixation principles, as well as emerging trends in the field, through a hands-on curriculum.
Throughout the course, participants will develop skills by constructing frames for complicated fractures, non-unions, bone defects, and other limb salvage techniques. Attendees will learn how to carry out a pre-surgical plan to correct common angular limb deformities, correct antebrachial length discrepancies, and also be introduced to the use of advanced imaging and 3D printing to enhance surgical planning. Modern biomechanical and surgical principles will be discussed, providing attendees with the latest advancements in external fixation.
By attending, veterinary surgeons will have the opportunity to refine their orthopedic skills, deepen their knowledge, and stay up-to-date with the latest surgical techniques and advancements in the field.s.
- Develop advanced skills in constructing frames for fractures, non-unions, bone defects, and other limb salvage techniques
- Conduct a pre-surgical plan to effectively correct common angular limb deformities
- Correct antebrachial length discrepancies for optimal surgical outcomes
Apply modern biomechanical and surgical principles when correcting elbow incongruities
- Learn how to incorporate imaging technology and 3D printing into pre-surgical planning
This workshop has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for 19.25 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions that recognize AAAVSB RACE approval.