Hip & Stifle Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Hip & Stifle Workshop

Gain confidence to save it with a scalpel.

Lameness in the hindlimbs is a very common problem presented to the general practitioner for treatment. The majority of these cases originate from the hip and stifle joints and many of these problems respond very favourably to surgical treatment. 

This workshop is designed to provide a practical refresher on the common problems and treatment for the hip and stifle joints in the dog. This will be delivered as short updates illustrated with case studies followed with a hands-on laboratory session on cadavers. 

The objective of the workshop is to provide the experienced practitioner with the confidence to begin extending your surgical treatment options for your clients. For the recent graduate, this workshop aims to arm you with the technical skills to begin with the more common surgical procedures on the hip and stifle joints.


The CVE will provide a cadaver (one per two participants), battery-powered drill, K-wires, cerclage wires, fabellotibial prosthesis, toggle pin, drill bits, fine hacksaw blades and sutures. All catering (lunch, morning and afternoon tea) and workshop notes are included.

What to bring

  1. Protective clothing plus 4 pairs of surgical gloves for yourself

  2. Basic surgical kit which includes:

    • #3 and #4 scalpel handle

    • Several #11 & #22 scalpel blades

    • Toothed tissue forceps (Adson, Brown-Adson or Semkin)

    • Mayo scissors

    • Mayo-Hegar needle holder

    • Several Halsted and Kelly haemostatic forceps

  3. Special orthopaedic instruments which include:

    • Jacob’s chuck and key

    • Modular osteotome set with 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm and 20mm changeable blades

    • Mallet

    • Rongeur

    • Senn retractor pair

    • Periosteal elevator (AO style sharp square-ended 6mm wide)

    • Hohmann retractor (mini 8mm short tip)

    • Size 4 or 5 Spratt bone curettes

    • Pair of deep hand‑held retractors (Army-Navy or Langenbeck with 13mm wide blade)

    • Flat bone rasp

Recommended prep

This workshop is hands-on and very intensive. To help you prepare, we will send you the workshop notes in advance. To further assist with preparation for this workshop, we also recommend you purchase and watch Wing Tip’s DVDs:

Available to workshop participants at a discounted price of $54. Contact the CVE via email, on 02 9351 7979 to purchase these at the discounted rate or download the program below.

Limited places remaining


Saturday 11 November 2017
8.00 - 5.30
Early Bird
30 September 2017
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
Camperdown NSW


DVM MVS MACVSc (Surgery)

Wing Tip Wong has spent most of his professional career as a clinician and teacher. He worked for several years in private practice in Malaysia and returned to the University of Melbourne in 1988 to work at the Veterinary Clinic and Hospital. From 1999 he spent 14 months as staff surgeon in private referral practice. He then returned to The University of Melbourne to become a consultant surgeon (orthopaedics and neurosurgery) in the Veterinary Clinic and Hospital as well as senior fellow in the Department of Veterinary Science until his retirement in 2014. He is currently a consultant surgeon to various practices around Melbourne and continues to run hip and stifle and basic bone plating workshops for the CVE. He is passionate educator and a long-standing co-tutor in the CVE Surgery DE course with Guy Yates. He has produced two outstanding DVDs for the CVE - A Practical Guide to Basic Bone Plating and Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog, which are used by veterinarians around the world and have been translated into Japanese and Chinese.

Course Fees

Member typeEarly birdFull rate
Non-member / eMemberN/A$1636
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time, Recent Graduate, Academic and Student members


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Further details

Have a question? Your answer could be on our frequently asked questions page. If you cannot find an answer for your question, please email us or call us on +61 2 9351 7979.