Practical hind limb surgery - the stifle

This course last ran 2 Mar 2016, we may be releasing new dates soon, please contact us for further information.


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Key Areas

  • Surgical anatomy of the stifle joint
  • How to perform a lateral parapatellar arthrotomy of the stifle
  • How to place an extra-capsular suture for stabilisation of the cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle
  • How to perform meniscal inspection and resection
  • Corrective techniques to address patellar luxation

CPD Hours

7 hours

Delivery Mode

On site CPD

About this course

This very practical course is aimed as an introduction/refresher for the general practitioner wishing to improve their technique for stifle surgery.  It is ideal for the beginner orthopaedic surgeon. The theory will be covered in the morning, and the afternoon session will be spent practicing surgical techniques on cadavers.Advanced techniques such as TPLO and TTA surgery will not be taught. 


08.30-09.00 Registration and refreshments
09.00-09.30 Functional anatomy and surgical approach to the stifle
09.30-10.30 Patellar luxation
10.30-11.00 Tea/Coffee break
11.00-12.00 Cruciate disease
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Cadaver surgery practical: Stifle arthrotomy, meniscectomny and extra-capsular stabilisation
15.00-15.15 Tea/Coffee break
15.15-17.00 Cadaver surgery practical: Patellar Luxation: wedge and block recession, tibial tuberosity transposition and lateral imbrication

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Elvin Kulendra, BVetMed MVetMed CertVDI DipECVS PGCert(VetEd) FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Richard Meeson, MA VetMB MVetMed DipECVS FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

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