Basic internal fixation

Key Information

CPD Hours: 8 hours

Course Length: One day

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

Course Outline

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10 Sep 19

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“Really great session. I feel so much more confident about entering the world of fractures now!”

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Instrumentation and types of plates
  • Understanding the principles of internal fixation
  • Preoperative planning
  • Management of the most common complications
About this course

Do you want to enhance your clinical practice by tackling some of the more straight forward fractures, but are not confident about how to proceed? This highly practical hands-on course will give you the confidence to take that next step.

This lecture and hands-on practical course including cadaver surgery will assist veterinarians in understanding the basic principles of internal fixation of fractures by means of plates and screws. The course will focus on the most commonly used plates and the use of lag screws. Preoperative planning and common complications will be discussed. This is a highly practical course, which will include plastic bones and surgical training on cadaveric limbs.

Why do this course?
The day would be of interest to any recent graduate looking to develop their confidence in basic fracture repair, as well as veterinarians wishing to refresh their knowledge and understanding of the principles of this fixation technique.


Staff Clinician in Small Animal Surgery,
The Royal Veterinary College

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

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