Arthroscopy of the elbow and shoulder

Key Information

CPD Hours: 8 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions

Course Programme

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Topographic and functional anatomy of elbow and shoulder
  • Discussion of common conditions affecting the elbow and shoulder joints
  • Principles of arthroscopy and what general arthroscopic equipment is required to start
  • Elbow and shoulder arthroscopy wet lab
About this course

This course is scheduled to run on Wednesday 20th November 2024, please email to register your interest.

Do you want to improve the options you can offer your patients with orthopaedic disease? Do you want to take your orthopaedic practice to the next level?

Arthroscopy is an essential skill to provide comprehensive management of elbow and shoulder disease for your patients. This one-day course, pitched at an introductory to intermediate level, is for veterinary surgeons who want to develop skills in diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy in small animals. The focus of the course will be the elbow joint and the shoulder joint.

The day will consist of practical teaching with short introduction/discussions. The morning will be devoted to arthroscopy of the elbow and the afternoon to arthroscopy of the shoulder.

Why do this course?
You will learn a practical structured approach on how to treat medial coronoid disease, receive principles and practical tips of elbow and shoulder arthroscopy and feel more confident about the diagnosis and management of common elbow and shoulder conditions.

Course Programme

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:00 - 09:45 Arthroscopy of the elbow joint in dogs
09:45 - 10:45 Practical elbow arthroscopy
10:45 - 11:00 Tea/Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 Practical elbow arthroscopy (continued)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint in dogs
14:15 - 15:15 Practical shoulder arthroscopy
15:15 - 15:30 Tea/Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Practical shoulder arthroscopy (continued)


Rebekah Knight, BVetMed PgC(SAS) PGDip(VCP) DipECVS AFHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics and Deputy Head of Service
The Royal Veterinary College

Richard Meeson, MA VetMB PhD MVetMed DipECVS PGCertVetEd FHEA FRCVS
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Orthopaedics
The Royal Veterinary College

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