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2 days
650 GBP excl. VAT

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Fundamentals of Orthopaedic Surgery

This two-day course presents a blend of taught theory, hands-on practical surgical skills and group-based problem solving for first-opinion vets looking to develop their skills in small animal orthopaedic surgery. During the course the theory behind cortical and locking screws, locking and non-locking constructs, application of bone plates, the use of external fixators, tension band wires and fracture planning will be covered in lectures and case discussions. The practical skills for all of these essential concepts will then be practiced and refined in the extensive hands-on practical sessions.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This workshop is suitable for vets in first opinion practice or those studying for an RCVS CertAVP in small animal surgery.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a logical approach to decision-making in small animal fracture cases, including radiographic interpretation and fracture planning using case-based examples
  • Understand the principles of and demonstrate the practical skills required for the application of external fixation systems, tension band wires, dynamic compression plates and locking plate systems
  • Develop a deeper understanding of fracture healing concepts in order to avoid and manage complications in fracture repair

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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool Continuing Professional Development

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University of Liverpool Continuing Professional Development

L69 3BX, Liverpool

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