David Dycus, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRP
Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is the most common orthopedic disease in dogs. CCL rupture leads to persistent joint instability, which results in persistent pain and discomfort, osteoarthritis, meniscal pathology, muscle atrophy and compensatory changes in other limbs. Many options exist to surgically stabilize the joint to minimize long-term pain and development of osteoarthritis. Come learn from veterinary orthopedic experts and practice extracapsular techniques to stabilize the stifle after CCL rupture. You will review and discuss all aspects of cruciate ligament injury including:
- Causes and predisposition
- Ideal approach to the stifle joint
- Partial meniscectomy and meniscal release
- Suture and crimping technique
- Bone anchor suture technique
- Optimal postoperative patient care
Participants may find it helpful to review pertinent anatomy and orthopedic instrumentation before attending this course.
- Date: Saturday, December 9
- Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Open to: Veterinarians
- CE Credit: 4 hours
Clinical Techniques Course registration is nontransferable. CVC reserves the right to cancel any Clinical Techniques Course by November 1, 2017. If the course is canceled by CVC, registrants will be notified and the Clinical Techniques Course paid fee will be credited or refunded. All cancellations of a Clinical Techniques Course by the registrant must be submitted in writing for a credit or refund, minus a $50 processing fee, by November 1, 2017. No request for refunds or changes will be accepted after November 1, 2017.