Friday, May 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost*: $600 (maximum number of attendees: 22)
Instructor: Matthew Barnhart, DVM, MS, DACVS
Advanced Stifle Repair Lecture and Lab: XGEN TTA Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) has become a preferred method for stabilizing the canine stifle after a cranial cruciate rupture. This laboratory is designed for the veterinarian who wishes to learn/ refine the TTA technique and to understand the major advantages of the XGEN “forkless” TTA system. This laboratory will thoroughly review the biomechanics of TTA, preoperative planning techniques, postoperative management and how best to prevent and treat postoperative complications. The TTA operative technique will be taught in a step-by-step fashion with the assistance of intraoperative videos and bone models (for attendees to keep for display and educational use). Additional time will be devoted to discussing simultaneous correction of patella luxation.
The course will include:
- An enjoyable breakfast and lunch, provided by SECUROS
- Registration fee includes a CVC Washington, D.C. Exhibit-Hall-Only badge for Saturday, May 10
- CE — 6 credit hours offered
Note: Participants should have a basic knowledge of the anatomy and surgical approach to the stifle.
* The TTA lab requires a registration fee separate from CVC Washington, D.C. This program has been submitted to (but is not yet approved by) the AAVSB RACE program for 6 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
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