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

Stifle problems such as cruciate rupture and patellar luxation are seen daily in veterinary practice, but can seem daunting to treat. Come and develop your skills in a safe environment and feel confident to tackle these problems back in your practice.

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 relating to diagnosis, planning surgery and dealing with complications will be covered in the morning, and the afternoon session will be spent practicing surgical techniques on cadavers, with close supervision by experienced tutors. Advanced techniques such as TPLO and TTA surgery will not be taught.

Why do this course?
This highly practical course gives the opportunity for cadaveric surgery with tuition from highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons in a small group environment. Individualised practical tuition ensures that everyone achieves what they want from this course.

Course details
ourse type: Onsite
Couse format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions
Course length: One-day
CPD hours: 7
Relevant to CertAVP module: C module in Orthopaedic Surgery (C-SAS.7

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Matthew J Pead, BVetMed PhD CertSAO FHEA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in 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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